Q: How much does this program cost?
A: All Springboard School Break programs are highly subsidized. While the actual cost of a 5 day school break experience is $900, all participants received a $400 subsidy. There are additional subsidies for first and second time school break participants, and additional financial assistance is available for those who need it.
Q: I'm confused, how much will I actually pay for this program?
A: If you are a first time Springboard School Break participant, you will pay $300. If this is your second Springboard School Break program, you will pay $400. If this will be your third (or more) Springboard School Break program you will pay $500. If these prices are not affordable for you, please contact us to find out about additional financial assistance.
Q: Where will we go?
A: We'll visit some of the most important sites for Civil Rights education in the American south while also exploring the Jewish histories and communities in these areas. Expected locations include:
Atlanta, GA: The Center for Civil and Human Rights and The Temple Montgomery, AL: The National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum
Selma, AL: The Jackson Home, Temple Mishkan Israel, and the Edmund Pettus Bridge)
Birmingham, AL: The Civil Rights Institute and Temple Emanu-El
Q: What are the dates and times?
A: We'll leave after school on Thursday, April 2 and return late on Monday, April 6.
Q: Is this trip only for residents of the West Side and Oak Park/River Forest?
A: Our primary focus will be on people who live in those areas though teens throughout Chicagoland are eligible to apply.