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  • How to Apply

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    All application materials for the Greece Service Trip, including references, must be completed and submitted by January 17, 2020.  To apply, please follow the instructions below:
     
    Read the cover letter and application instructions: Download here
     
    Student Application: Click here
     
    Financial Aid Supplement (to be completed by a parent): Click here

    Teacher Recommendation: https://forms.gle/kiysAwDHmo9HTL9z9

    Dean Recommendation: https://forms.gle/H5pDvS6c1ZybJpsG7

    Counselor Recommendation: https://forms.gle/K14KDrrCet6SdtyS6
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  • Description

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    Newton North & South students will work with Happy Caravan, a Greek NGO, to teach and support Syrian/Lebanese/Iraqi refugee children. Happy Caravan is an NGO started by a Syrian refugee whose main focus is ensuring that kids who are refugees have as normal a childhood as possible. Run out of a building at the very entrance of a refugee camp catering to families, Happy Caravan is part school, part clubhouse, run by volunteers from all over the world. The organization gives the kids a consistent stable place that’s always clean and full of warmth. 

     Students will be working in pairs if preferred, helping in running the day to day of an established school. Students will sing songs with little kids, help older kids with math and English, and teach yoga, knitting, sports, and a variety of other activities. They will also build a slide and monkey bars. During the weekends students will travel to see Delphi, the Parthenon and the Acropolis.

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  • Tentative Dates of Travel

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    May 15-29, 2020

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  • Eligibility

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    Any Newton North or Newton South senior in good academic standing is eligible to apply.  Preference will be given to students with experience working with children in a babysitting or camp setting. Preference will also be given to students who have experience working in a team to accomplish a goal.

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  • Information Sessions

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    The information session for interested Newton North students will be held during x-block on Monday, December 16 in Newton North's Room 124. 

    The information session for interested Newton South students will be held during J-block on Wednesday, December 18 in the Newton South Lecture Hall.

    The information session for interested Newton North & South parents and students will be held at 6:30pm on Thursday, December 19 in Room 124 at Newton North High School.

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  • Cost

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    The estimated cost for this program is $2,200.

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  • Financial Assistance

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    Financial assistance is available to all students who qualify through the Jennifer Price Global Education Leadership Fund (GELF). To apply, simply complete the Financial Aid Supplement that is included with the program application. Questions about financial aid can be directed to Newton's Global Programs Manager Samantha Mandel at mandels@newton.k12.ma.us.

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  • Contact

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    Newton North: Eileen Gagarin, Ceramics Teacher:  gagarine@newton.k12.ma.us

    Newton South: Jeff Knoedler, Theatre Teacher: knoedlerj@newton.k12.ma.us

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  • Location

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    Kamena Vourla, Greece

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