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Access on The NUSEA Citizenship Tour



The First Day on The NUSEA Citizenship Tour By Kevin L.

Thursday July 16th, 2015

After traveling into NYC at 2 in the morning, I had the opportunity to stay in Harlem. The neighborhood of Harlem is very quiet and calm and I enjoyed being around the area. Johnny (an Access Student), Nick (our host) and I then went to the meeting spot of our tour, and from there we met so many different student athletes from all over the country. We were able to practice with them at the Harvard Club, which is one of the most prestigious squash clubs around the country. Afterwards we had the chance to hear from George Polsky, executive director of StreetSquash on his story on how he started the squash program. Then we listened to David Segal, a Pulitzer Prize journalist winner, on his story of how he got into Journalism and what he does for his career.
Afterwards, we showered and changed into our casual clothes and ate pizza at Bryant Park, where we did icebreakers and got to know each other. Tim Wyant had a chat with us about the NUSEA program and we had a great discussion about urban squash and its potential in the future.

I had so much fun on my first day at the trip and it’s barely getting started. It feels good to be back in the New York area and walking around Times Square is very mesmerizing.