Casco Bay High School 11th-graders have started a GoFundMe campaign to raise the final $2,500 for the class “Junior Journey,” a weeklong transformative learning experience that will take them to Detroit, Michigan this year.
Junior Journey is part of a yearlong interdisciplinary study designed to expand students’ sense of their world and who they are. Students investigate: “What impact will you have as a generation?” and “How can we address the widening gap between rich and poor in our nation?” Throughout the year students examine current issues and approaches to effecting social and political change. During the Junior Journey trip to Detroit they will experience firsthand in another community the perseverance it takes to create positive change.
Junior Journey is focused around two objectives, a Service Project in conjunction with a local organization and the documentation of Oral Histories through interviews, writing and film. Students return full of gratitude for their lives in Maine, inspired to give back, to volunteer and to make a difference. They return ready to focus and work diligently senior year to achieve their best futures.
The fundraising campaign helps ensure that all students can participate in the Junior Journey, regardless of family income.
To help and learn more, please go to: https://www.gofundme.com/juniorjourney2017