Each year the Advocates for Children & Education
Scholars take a long weekend excursion to a big city.
Past destinations have included Toronto, New York City,
and Chicago. The trip focuses on children and education
and allows the students to experience a mixture of learning,
bonding with one another, and fun.
New York City – May 11
Our visit to NYC started out with a tour of the Simon
Wiesenthal New York Tolerance Center. Through
interactive exhibits, videos, and workshops we explored
issues of prejudice, diversity, tolerance, and cooperation
in the community.
We had a wonderful group meal together and spoke with a
panel of professionals (including an ACES alum) working
with children in the Manhattan area. They shared with us
their experiences and thoughts on education and issues
affecting today’s children.
One of the highlights of our trip was visiting a Brooklyn
high school. Once there we spoke with the students about
college and the misconceptions that they may hold. They had
numerous questions for us! We were also given the opportunity
to speak with teachers and administrators about their
day-to-day activities and their views on education.
Lastly, visiting the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island was
fun as well as educational. Students were able to explore
the museum and learn more about the United State’s immigration
Ace Scholars are also encouraged to participate in the
special study abroad programs
offered for all Scholars students