High School Students Invited to Attend Red Bandanna U ’19 at Dominican College This Summer

High school students interested in leadership, service, and character development are invited to attend Red Bandanna U ’19.  The week-long residential summer program at Dominican College will take place from Sunday, July 7, 2019 through Friday, July 12, 2019 for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Red Bandanna U ’19 is a project of the Welles Remy Crowther Foundation, in cooperation with the Rockland County YMCA and Dominican College. Welles Remy Crowther is the 9/11 hero credited with helping to rescue at least 10 people before he lost his own life.  He is known as the “man with the red bandanna” because those he saved identified him as wearing the signature bandanna he had carried since childhood.

Welles’ mother, Alison Crowther, educators and special guests will join the students for a week focused on leadership, caring, understanding, and forgiveness.  “In our world today, we need to remind each other that kindness, bravery and selflessness are to be treasured above all,” said Alison.  “As Welles’ mom, I can tell you that I am so proud to have had a son like him and so happy to share the values that Welles has come to represent.”

Students attending Red Bandanna U ’19 will participate in a number of team building activities, as well as:

  • Learn leadership skills and the lessons of Welles from noted faculty
  • Visit the National September 11 Memorial and Museum
  • Meet with a 9/11 First Responder and a retired member of the FDNY
  • See Come from Away, the hit Broadway show set in the days following 9/11, and talk to cast members
  • Climb an Adventure Ropes Course
  • Perform a read of the play “The Legacy of Welles Remy Crowther” taught by Bridgewater State College professor and playwright Lisa Rafferty
  • Watch a Lacrosse demonstration by All-American and Collegiate lacrosse players

Red Bandanna U ’19 costs $980, including all meals, lodging, and admissions fees.

For more information and to apply, visit www.redbandannaproject.org or call 914-714-8877.