Field Trip with New Hartford High School and local Refugee Students

On December 19th, the Global History class of Susie Hamilton at New Hartford High School came for a visit to the Refugees Starting Over Gallery Show. The students came to learn more about refugee resettlement and life in refugee camps.

Photo by Matthew Kopytowski
Photo by Matthew Kopytowski

We are so grateful that the American and Refugee Students for Closer Connection (ARSCC) were able to participate in the field trip. These young refugees volunteered their time to meet with the American high school students in smaller break out groups where they discussed their lives and cultural changes after moving to Utica.

The students and volunteers

It was a great learning experience for the high school students and fun for the refugee students to interact with all. Thanks to all who participated!