As anticipated, the Fourth Annual NUSEA Citizenship Tour was a success. Twenty-two outstanding students, from Detroit, Chicago, San Diego, Philadelphia, Santa Barbara, Baltimore, New Haven, New York, and Boston, participated in a week focused on activism and civic engagement, while meeting prominent figures along the way. The weeklong Tour commenced in the Big Apple and continued down the east coast to the City of Brotherly Love, and concluded in the nation’s capital.
Throughout the tour, students met with the likes of New York Times reporters, who emphasized the importance of voice and free press, judges, congressmen, KIPP CEO, Senator Cory Booker, Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Richard Blumenthal, and Senator Heidi Heitkamp, and stopped by NBC Studios to catch up with NBC Nightly News’ Lester Holt. While in D.C., the students were exposed U.S. history, paying visits to the White House, Washington Monument, and National Museum of African American History and Culture. The students considered their roles in society, as civically-minded individuals and servant leaders, while simultaneously realizing how this country’s history has influenced and will continue to influence the future.
A NUSEA Citizenship Tour is never complete without a chat and hit around with Tour regular, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who helped conclude the Tour at the Sport & Health of Capitol Hill.
Read more about each stop on the NUSEA Citizenship Tour blog.