Ben Weiller is a Dynamy alumn who came to us from Santa Monica, California. He graduated from New Roads High School in 2014. He decided to take a gap year in order to improve his independent living skills and prepare for college the following year. At Dynamy, Ben explored his interests in Environmental Science, Marketing and Cycling. Throughout at the year Ben has become part of the Dynamy family consisting of both staff and students alike. Ben will use the skills he learned at Dynamy when he attends Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon this fall.
*Ben is an alumn of Dyanmy’s Class of 2015. While at Dynamy, he interned at Button Tree Kids, Bicycle Alley, and Greater Worcester Land Trust. He plans to attend Lewis and Clark College in Portland this fall.
I’m Susan, the parent of a recent Dynamy grad. Welcome to the parent blog!
By day, I’m a PR and digital marketing consultant, writer, and teacher. I’m married to a funny, brainy software developer. Between us, we’ve worked at a bunch of companies you’d definitely recognize: AT&T, Conde Nast, National Geographic, and Time Inc.
By night, I’m an active volunteer for a few cultural organizations in my community — and (always behind) book club member, family dinner chef, Netflix binge-watcher, afghan knitter, and completely smitten owner of a beagle terrier mutt.
And by day and night, I am, with my husband, the parent of Josh, a spirited, college-bound, nearly twenty-something who blossomed at Dynamy — after a number of stressful, draining, bewildering high school years when all three of us were thrown way too many curve balls.
For two high-achieving parents in a well-rated school district those years were challenging — and humbling.
I’m no Tiger Mom. But despite reading every bit of literature on teen development I could get my hands on, I’ll also confess that I silently clung to some primitive belief that if our son could only find the inner strength to push himself to show up and do the work, then school, social life, and self-esteem would magically fall back into place.
After all, we were smart and sensible from day one. We’d provided the right conditions: pretty town, safe street, good schools, engaged teachers, kind counselors.
So would life — Josh’s and ours — ever get back “on track”?
Stay tuned. (Spoiler: it has.)
Dynamy is running our annual fall open house on November 1st from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Join us for the day to hear how a semester or year in Worcester, MA may change your life. It is a day packed with helpful workshops, and panel. Meet our Executive Director, Dynamy interns, advisers and our admission staff. You will learn about the internship possibilities, residential life, our community and support services.
We invite you to stay for lunch and connect with us!
10:00 am Registration
10:15 am Welcome
10:30 am Overview
11:00 am Student Panel
11:20 am Sessions
12:00 pm Tour of facilities
1:00 pm Luncheon
Our interns are progressive thinkers, do-gooders, rock stars and dynamos.
Be the next class of Dynamites!
Please feel free to contact our Director of Admission, Kathy Cheng, at 508-755-2571 x18 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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