Harlem/Washington Heights-to-Maine Learning Adventures
Total Equity Now teams up with the Community League of the Heights to organize semiannual trips to Maine for small groups of 8th- and 9th-grade students residing and/or attending school in Harlem or Washington Heights. Educational enrichment activities on each trip include cross-cultural dialogues with Maine students, unique historical tours, hands-on agricultural lessons, college visits, reflective writing, and lots of fresh air!
Participating youth return to NYC equipped not only with a unique understanding of a different natural landscape and way of life, but also of their own community within a broader context. In addition, our Learning Adventures empower participating students with a glimpse of college life, a better understanding of college admissions requirements, and a sense of how higher education might help them pursue their goals and dreams–all at a critical point in their educational trajectories.