Spring Break Service Trip: Little Rock
Over spring break, 19 students in grades 7-11 and four chaperones traveled to Little Rock, Arkansas, where they volunteered with local agencies as part of the Montgomery Plan. Service activities included:
- Picking up trash/debris and cleaning up pathways in MacArthur Park;
- Working at the Arkansas Foodbank, where they packed 1,800 bags of food for children in the greater Little Rock area;
- Cleaning and sanitizing at the Museum of Discovery before it opened to visitors for the day; and
- Interacting with young students in two local schools.
The group also had plenty of time to sightsee throughout the week. Trip highlights included visiting the Little Rock Central High School Visitor Center, where students learned more about segregation in America and the legacy of the Little Rock Nine; enjoying the riverfront; touring the Clinton Presidential Center Library and Museum; exploring the Old Mill; and staying at the Firehouse Hostel & Museum in downtown Little Rock.
For more photos from their trip, visit Mr. Newman's SmugMug page.