City as School

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City as School is a program that allows GJA students to use the many unique NYC experiences as a platform for learning. By getting out of the classroom GJA students are exposed to a variety of people and the lives they live. Trips include day trips to museums, shows, lectures and historic venues. In 2017 a trip is planned to take students on an overnight trip to experience travel outside the five boroughs.




Field trips enhance student engagement and ensure that GJA boys are getting a competitive middle school education.

Field Trip Possibilities

Some potential venues for City as School trips:

  • The Frick Museum
  • The Metropolitan Opera
  • The Museum of Math
  • The Tenement Museum
  • Juilliard

History

73% of Liberian children are denied an education; over 80% of them are girls. A girl denied an education, is a girl on the street; it’s a girl who’s exploited and condemned to underemployment. The ripple effect of this denial of her basic right is seen in the stagnation of her wages, her susceptibility to exploitation and disease, and even her children’s future education.

Impact

Educating one girl can change everything. An extra year of primary school boosts girls’ eventual wages by 10 to 20%. An extra year of secondary school: 15 to 25%. When women and girls earn income, they reinvest 90% of it into their families. When we invest in girls, we all win. Our goal is that every girl at MTM will be able to make choice for her life.

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