Cultural Enrichment


School Wide Enrichment Trips

 
 

During the year, our students participate in regular field trips to arts institutions, community service centers, job-sites, colleges, and universities. Every Bronx Letters student takes at least four unique trips per year as part of a series of grade-wide trips, whether to a local arts institution, an outdoor education camp, or to another city for a college tour.   Examples of our past trips are The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Modern Museum of Art, The 9/11 Memorial & Museum, The Bronx Zoo, The Museum of Natural History, local colleges and City Meals on Wheels.International Youth Leadership Institute


The International Youth
Leadership Institute

 
 

The International Youth Leadership Institute facilitates training and seminars, conducts overseas study programs, and mentors and counsels students, including preparation for higher education. Staff and volunteers challenge students to expand and practice their analytical and problem solving skills in all IYLI programs. Through its framework of history, culture, geography and environment, IYLI helps to prepare leaders who are able to think critically and to apply a global perspective to local community issues and problems. Students learn and use the framework in theme-based seminars focusing on critical local and global issues, in conducting research in Africa, and in developing public service projects to benefit the community.

This past summer (2015) 2 of our students (Gloria Garcia and Ana Guzman) participated in the fellowship to Morocco and Spain. Mr. Fernandez, our enrichment coordinator, served as one of the group leaders for the month that they were there. The theme of the fellowship was immigration, which the students centered their research and presentations on. In Morocco, students visited Casablanca, Rabat, Marrakech, Fez and Tangier. While in Spain, they visited Algeciras and Granada. To learn more of IYLI please visit their website.