Q: Will all students applying to this trip be accepted?
A: Let's Get Together is a selective group of Jewish students (of all races) and African-American students (of all religions), chosen because of their openness and curiosity, interest in learning about others, and commitment to the process. All students will be asked to submit a short video as well as a letter from a mentor recommending them for the trip. Applicants will be chosen based on merits by a selection composed of trip leaders.
Q: What are the expectations and opportunities outside of the trip itself?
A: Let's Get Together is not a one-time trip experience, but rather an ongoing opportunity for students and families to break down barriers of segregation and create meaningful relationships with each other and with each other's communities. Students and families will be expected to attend two orientation events prior to the trip and at least three afterwards. These will be opportunities to bond as a group, learn more about the Jewish community and the African-American community, and to join together in advocating for a brighter and more unified future.
Q: How much does this program cost?
A: All Springboard School Break programs are highly subsidized, and scholarships are available to any student who needs it. No student will be turned away from Let's Get Together for financial reasons.
If you are a first time Springboard School Break participant, the cost is $250. If this is your second Springboard School Break program, $350. If this will be your third (or more) Springboard School Break program, $450. Please contact Springboard if you need financial assistance.
Q: Who are the chaperones?
A: There will be 5 chaperones from the participating organizations
Q: Who will be recruited from each community?
A: 15 African American teens of all religions and 15 Jewish teens of all ethnicities