FEARLESS: Immersion Projects

Fearless Friday celebrates individuals, groups, or events that promote change or challenge injustice.

Students on an Immersion Project in New Orleans are definitely doing some great work this week! The students spent part of the week working with Grow Dat Youth Farm in New Orleans City Park, an organization that hires youth from the city to work at the farm. They sell 60% of their organically grown food at whole food markets and restaurants and they donate the rest to their student workers. The organization strives to teach their volunteers responsibility, team work and commitment. The Gettysburg College students helped Grow Dat Youth Farm with weeding to get ready for the planting which will take place this spring. These Gettysburg College students were definitely fearless when choosing this alternative spring break plan!

Check out what Keywuan Caulk, Shelsy Garibaldi, Katie Patterson, Sarah Scott, Andrew Astley, Rachel Lovelidge, and Meagan Lesniak have been up to this week!

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And a shout out to the students on the Immersion Projects in Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic, as well as Carol Rinke’s Urban Education class is in Baltimore this week. They are looking at different models of school reform, and spending time with some 7th and 8th graders at Midtown Academy, teaching them a college and career options class. Check out their blog here!