This May, 17 Grade 9 Summit students from Van Tech headed to Washington, DC as a part of the Asper Foundation Human Rights and Holocaust Studies Program. The program objectives are to promote respect for others and sensitize Canadian Grade 9 high school students to the consequences of racism through a specially designed education program.
After completing an educational component is class at Van Tech, the students spent three days at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and also visited other important monuments relating to freedom. All students were also required to volunteer for 16 hours in their communities on charitable projects of their choosing. The objective of this aspect of the program is to underscore each person's responsibility as a citizen and to impress upon the students the difference one person can make.
More information about the trip can be found here.