Student Panama Trip 2018

A fundraising campaign for New Roots Charter School

Help us send our Spanish students on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Panamá, Central America where they will deepen their perspective as global citizens.

Students will be embarking on a 9-day adventure to Panamá, Central America.  All activities planned are deeply and purposefully connected to the New Roots mission and vision. By attending an immersion school in Panama City to hone their Spanish language skills, students will become better communicators. Their perspectives as global citizens will also be deepened by experiencing the contrast between city and rural life and staying with host families in Kelley's former Peace Corps community, Chepo de Las Minas, Herrera. Chepo is located inside a national forest, where students will witness the transformation from a farming community to an eco-tourism community, as well as help connect local artisans with buyers outside the local community to increase trade opportunity. Finally, the opportunity to share experiences and establish personal connections with local high school English students in Chitré, Herrera will leave a lasting impression upon students' sense of community in this world. 

The students who have committed to going on the trip have been working hard since the 2016-17 school year to make this happen. All students have participated in group fundraising and will continue to do so, and we need your help to meet our goal! 

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About the Organization

New Roots Charter School

New Roots Charter School is a center of innovation for 21st-century students, preparing students for the next level of education at 4-year universities, by empowering entrepreneurial thinking using social and environmental sustainability as a lens for education. Accountability of all students thrives with opportunities for leadership, entrepreneurship, teamwork, experiential and community-based learning.

Identified as a leader in sustainability education by the Green Schools National Network, New Roots Charter School depends on community support to maximize learning opportunities that inspire young people in finding their life’s work and passion.

New Roots Charter School prepares a diverse student body to meet the challenges of citizenship, work, and life-long learning in the 21st century. Our interdisciplinary academic program features hands-on, community-based learning that supports students in solving real-world problems. New Roots Charter School students earn a Regents diploma and demonstrate readiness for higher education by earning college credit and...

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