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Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh Teens Take Learning Journey to Washington D.C.

Nineteen Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh teens had the time of their lives earlier this summer experiencing a five-day, all-expenses paid learning journey to Washington D.C. They are one of many youth groups from across Wisconsin who are taking summer trips to learn about American government and history, visit institutions of higher education and develop important life-skills.

The Club customized their own personal field trip with visits to the Washington Monument, World War II, Lincoln, Vietnam Veteran, Korean War Veteran, Jefferson, FDR, MLK and Marine Corps War Memorials, Smithsonian National Museums of African American History and Culture, Natural History and American History, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, George Washington University, the White House, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, Arlington National Cemetery and the United States Capitol. The goal of the trip was to make history come alive, expand horizons, and give youth an opportunity to imagine themselves as our future leaders.

Funded by Herb Kohl Philanthropies, this educational field trip covered all meals, lodging, exhibits and travel expenses. This trip also emphasized leadership development and expanded upon the positive youth engagement that the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh provides every day.

“Herb Kohl Philanthropies provides amazing opportunities to kids who might not otherwise have access,” said Marc Dosogne, Boys & Girls Clubs of Oshkosh CEO, “We are so thankful for this partnership and the exciting growth opportunities it provides our Club members.”