AAFSC’s After School Program Visits the Statue of Liberty

November 18, 2011

Last Saturday the AAFSC’s after school program took a field trip to the Statue of Liberty. The students and a group of ten New York Cares volunteers rode the ferry to Liberty Island, where they admired the details of the Statue of Liberty and the spectacular view of Manhattan’s skyline. Before returning to the mainland, the students ate a picnic lunch and played tag for nearly two hours on the grass next to Lady Liberty herself. The trip was an exciting experience for both the students and the volunteers, especially since the majority of the group had never seen the statue up close before.

The trip to the Statue of Liberty was part of New York Cares “Urban Adventures” program, which pairs local volunteers with youth groups, such as the AAFSC’s after school program, for monthly field trips. The AAFSC would like to thank New York Cares for sponsoring the trip to Liberty Island and all the volunteers who accompanied the students. We would also like to extend a special thank you to Sabrina and Ronnie, the team leaders, for organizing and coordinating the field trip. Next month, the AAFSC will go ice-skating in Byrant Park as part of the Urban Adventures Program. If you are interested in volunteering for the trip to Bryant Park or for other future trips with New York Cares, visit the New York Cares Website or contact Jake Keyel at 718-643-8000 ext. 39.

Students on the ferry with Jake Keyel, Youth Program Manager.

Enjoying the view of Manhattan from the ferry.

Excited to see the view of Manhattan from the ferry.

Students take a quick break from playing tag.