The mission of the Friends Select SummerSessions program is to provide a unique summer program that is inspired by our Center City location. With knowledgeable faculty and outside experts as instructors, SummerSessions seeks to provide an experience that will engage, challenge, and enrich students within and outside of the Friends Select community.
The Friends Select Wellness Program was launched in 2015 thanks to an anonymous donor. This program provides information, strategies, and support, all focusing on wellness, to students, faculty, and the wider parent community. Each year, this program will bring to the school a major speaker or program on related topics. Dr. Ken Ginsburg is Friends Select's first-annual Wellness Program speaker.
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Andrea Kremer is one of the most accomplished and widely respected sports journalists in the industry. She was named one of the 10 greatest female sportscasters of all time and among the best of all sportscasters. She is also a two-time Emmy award winner.
After graduating from Goucher College with a BA in theatre and minoring in art, Evan McDougall , has been working in the Baltimore/ Washington D.C. theatre scene as a carpenter, welder, and machinist. He has led and helped crews realize designers’ visions for 5 or 6 shows each season at Imagination Stage and more currently as the Resident Carpenter at Everyman Theatre. He remains grateful to FSS for his early exposure to the arts that has led him down this path in life.
John Chin ’83 is the executive director of Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation (PCDC), a non-profit committed to the preservation and growth of Chinatown. Chinatown has always been a special place for Chin. He recalls that at his interview for the position in 2000, he said, “I want Philadelphia to know that Chinatown is a gem.”