Thanks to generous support from Herb Kohl Philanthropies, COA brought another group of teens to Washington, D.C.! COA’s inaugural D.C. visit was such a positive experience for teens last year that COA staff and youth were eager to make the incredible journey happen again in 2019. This past June, 23 new teens and seven chaperones traveled to Washington, D.C. for four exciting days of sightseeing, cultural tours and college visits. Teens and chaperones came from COA Goldin Center, COA Riverwest Center and Milwaukee Christian Center.
Teens took full advantage of all that our nation’s stunning capital has to offer. They spent jam-packed days enjoying sightseeing tours of the White House, Capitol Building, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, African American Museum of History & Culture and the Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr. and Korean War Veteran Memorials. When they weren’t getting their daily dose of history, the teens and chaperones made ample room for food and fun. They took a water taxi, shopped for swanky souvenirs at tourist shops and embarked on a fun-filled scavenger hunt at Howard University.
According to COA Group Leader and trip chaperone Taisha Schindel, youth had an absolute blast in D.C.: “Our group of teens was amazing,” said Taisha. “And I could not have asked for a better team of chaperones. Overall this was an incredible experience!”