RDRA Youth Visit African Burial Ground In Manhattan
Development and Revitalization Corporation (RDRC) Out-of-School Time (OST) Program at Beach Channel High School toured the African Burial Ground National Monument on Thursday, October 9. The purpose of the trip was to expose students to the historic contributions of African Americans in the physical and spiritual development of lower Manhattan, dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries. Students also toured Ground Zero, Battery Park and the World War II Monument. Participants also watched various street performances throughout lower Manhattan. According to 12th-grader Steve Misere, "We need more trips like this that focus on arts, education and culture."