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Middle/High School, Boston - 5 Day

The Journey

The history of Boston plays a central role in American history.  During this Journey students will learn about the visionary leaders of our country that were willing to sacrifice everything for freedom.  Through program activities, tours, sites and service, students will recognize leadership traits, grassroots movements, and essential learning outcomes that have encouraged positive change throughout history.

 

This is an ideal Journey to compliment any history class.  As we know, Boston and the State of Massachusetts became the focal point of the American Revolution because of the many radicals from that area, including Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, and John Adams.   Students will learn about historical events such as the Boston Tea Party, the Boston Massacre, and the Stamp Act.

 

Some of the sites visited during this Journey may include:

 

  • Walking the Freedom Trail
  • Visiting historical sites including Old State House, Boston Commons, Old North Church, Tea Party Ship, Paul Revere House, the USS Constitution, Faneuil Hall and Harvard Square
  • Experiencing Plymouth Rock, historical districts, the waterfront area, and a replica of the Mayflower
  • Whale watching off the Boston Harbor

 

One of the most popular sites to visit while in Boston is the Paul Revere House established in 1680.  This was the colonial home of American patriot Paul Revere during the time of the American Revolution.  It is a national historical landmark and located in the city’s North End.  The house is now operated as a non-profit museum by the Paul Revere Memorial Association.

 

The Massachusetts State House is the state capitol and seat of government for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  The building houses the Massachusetts General Court (state legislature) and the offices of the Governor of Massachusetts.  The building was completed in January 1798 at a cost of $133,333.  It is a considered a masterpiece of Federal architecture and was designated a National Historic Landmark for its architectural significance.

 

The Freedom Trail is a 2.5 mile, red-lined route that leads you to 16 historically significant sites – each one an authentic treasure.  During this walk you will explore museums and meetinghouses, churches, and burying grounds.  Learn about the brave people who shaped our nation and the rich history of the American Revolution.

 

This Journey to Boston will be balanced with meaningful service projects with established community partners to be designed based on learning outcomes.

Quick Info

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RECOMMENDED FOR

Middle School Students
High School Students
College Students

JOURNEY COST

$TBD - customized for your school dates

*This includes all accommodations, food, serve project materials and programming.

SERVICE PROJECTS

Environmental 25%
25%
Local Community Serve 25%
25%
Community Initiatives 50%
50%

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COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

The Greater Boston Food Bank

The Greater Boston Food Bank is the largest hunger-relief organization in New England and among the largest food banks in the country.  Last year they distributed 60.7 million pounds of nutritious food to people who struggle to have enough to eat.  They are committed to increasing their food distribution to provide at least one meal a day to every person in need in Easter Massachusetts while supporting healthy lives and healthy communities.

The Greater Boston Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization.

Charles River Conservancy

Established in 2000, the Charles River Conservancy (CRC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the renewal and active use of the Charles River parklands from Boston Harbor to the Watertown Dam.

The Conservancy works in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), the managing agency of the parklands and parkways, as well as the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), the managing agency of the historic bridges that traverse the Charles.

Each year, approximately 2,000 volunteers work with the Conservancy to renew and maintain the Charles River parklands.  The Conservancy also collaborates with other organizations and coalitions to advocate for increase state funding to enhance the landscape, structures, pathways, and amenities of the Charles River Basin.

Community Servings

Hildebrand Family Self-Help Center, Inc. is a 29 year old independent nonprofit organization with a mission to partner with families experiencing homelessness to achieve self-sufficiency. Exclusive to families, Hildebrand began as an outgrowth of a social action ministry of the St. Paul AME Church in Cambridge. The organization is named after the regional bishop, Rev. Richard Allen Hildebrand, who authorized the rehabilitation of St. Paul’s former parsonage for use as a shelter for homeless families. Today, Hildebrand, one of Massachusetts’s largest providers of emergency shelter for homeless families, supports 306 families in shelter and our stabilization program, and also operates permanent housing on a $6.4 million budget with a staff of over 65 employees. Its housing portfolio includes seventy-three (73) scattered site apartments, five (5) congregate living programs, and three (3) permanent housing complexes throughout the Metro Boston area, including Cambridge, Chelsea, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Mattapan, Revere, Roxbury, and Quincy. Hildebrand’s value lies in its ability to build strong relationships with families leveraged by strategic public and private partnerships that enable it to provide enhanced services and support. Some partnerships include the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), Horizons for Homeless Children, Cradles to Crayons, Novartis, Community Servings and most recently, Food for Free. Hildebrand, an organization that accounts for half of the homeless families sheltered in Cambridge, is also a part of the city’s Cambridge Continuum of Care, addressing the issue of homelessness.

Logistics

ACCOMMODATIONS

Lodging will typically be choices of hotel partners

TRANSPORTATION

We can arrange all flights, transportation to/fr school, in city metro/train tickets, and more.

WHAT TO BRING

Comfortable Walking Shoes

Sunscreen

Water Bottle

 

DAILY SCHEDULE

Arrival Day

4:00pm – Team Meeting
6:00pm – Dinner, review of Journey
* Schedule is created based on the size of your Journey and the type of Journey.
* All journeys and schedules are customized based on the location and type of Journey.

Day 1, 2, 3 - Community Serve Days

8:00am – Breakfast
9:00am – depart for city tour morning
12:30pm – break for lunch, picnic in the park
1:00pm – head to a meaningful serve project in the city
4:30pm – head back to base hotel/camp
6:00pm – Team dinner and relax time

Day 4,5,6 - Adventure, Explore Day, Departure

Day 4 will depend on the Journey. On this day you will adventure as a team to visit some of the cities most popular sites and learn about the history of this beautiful city!

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