Want to do something meaningful this summer? How about: Multicultural Immersion in Little India, Greektown, and Chinatown; Helping at-risk and special needs youth; Facing big city challenges and natural beauty; Meaningful Community service (approximately 20 service hours); Incredible Spiritual Experiences. Then come on TORONTO 2014: Servant Leader Adventure with TMI. May 28-June 3, 2014 and open to students in grades 9-12.
Where is it? Primarily near Toronto, Canada. We will be working with local children's homes, Anglican Church ministries, and other local ministries.
Why Toronto? As the largest and most populous city in Canada, Toronto enjoys the reputation of being the center of arts, culture, and entertainment. It is also considered the financial center of Canada, and a hub of international business. Like any large city, Toronto has its share of big city challenges. Pockets of poverty and need exist, making the the city a great place to reach out with care and compassion.
Toronto is a city which is a cultural crossroads. It has the reputation of resembling a Western European city more than a North American one. Many different ethnic communities are represented here - Little India, Greektown, and Chinatown are all part of the cultural mosaic. Even with its metropolitan feel, though, Toronto is the best of both worlds, because its proximity to Lake Ontario makes it a great location for outdoor activities.
Who will we go with? Wondervoyage Pilgrimages. Fr. Nate has worked with them since they were founded in 2000. More info at: www.wondervoyage.com
What will we bring? A backpack and suitcase filled with work clothes and fun clothes. ID and Passport. Notarized packet and letter of permission to travel with TMI. No extra vaccinations recommended by the CDC.
When will we go? Wednesday May 28 to Tuesday June 3.
Why are we going? To practice what we preach and dive into servant leadership! Also to have tons of fun!
How much does it cost? $1050 for trip, with airfare added. This includes fees and food, and a donation to organizations we will serve. Air fare will be probably be between $400 and $700 roundtrip.
Signup/Payments: $400 trip deposit and $100 airfare deposit given to Mrs. Carter by Jan. 29. $650 due March 21. Airfare cost due March 28.
For questions, contact Father Nate (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mrs. Carter (email@example.com). Click here to download the SIGN-UP PACKET.
Language department teachers Mrs. Lucy Sobreviñas (Spanish) and Mr. Alleyne Rogers (Latin) are organizing a trip to Spain planned for June 2 - 10, 2014. This educational trip is open to all students who wish to experience the Spanish culture and to appreciate Spanish Language. Students will visit the Roman ruins in Merida, after visiting places like Madrid and Seville, and will then continue on to Lisbon, Portugal.
Mr. Rogers and Mrs. Sobreviñas will hold an informative meeting for parents and students on February 25, 2014 at 4pm in room 235, in Coates Hall. All interested students and their parents are welcome to attend.
For more information please call Sra. Sobrevinas (210-564-6264) or Mr. Rogers (210-564-6260).
History teachers Cristina Rowan and Jonathan Wagshul would like to invite TMI students and parents to join them on a trip to Germany and the Czech Republic in June 2015. The historic lands of Prussia, Bohemia, and Bavaria have witnessed major events in European history, such as WWII, the Holocaust, the Cold War and the reunification of Germany. By visiting historical landmarks such as the Brandenburg Gate and Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin, the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial outside Munich and the Prague Ghetto, students will learn invaluable lessons about the rise of Nazism and Communism, and the experience of ordinary people during war and dictatorship. In addition to professional guided tours, participants will experience authentic cuisine, fine art, and local attractions.
The first informational meeting will be held on March 25, 2014 at 7pm in Coates Hall, room 110. For questions, contact Cristina Rowan firstname.lastname@example.org (210) 564-6213 or Jonathan Wagshul email@example.com (210) 564-6136.
Registration and more details are available on the ACIS.com website the group ID is: 223799 .