Middle School Refugee Experience 2019
COW Refugee Experience
This year we'll be exploring what it might be like for families who have come to live in the United States as refugees. We'll gather at Christ Church's Oak Brook branch for an overnight refugee experience (and a bit of fun of course). In conjunction with this event, we'll be raising money to support Resilient's ministry to refugee populations in Villa Park. www.resilientstrong.com
Where we'll meet - We will be gathering together with all our overnight gear at the Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center (3609 Spring Rd, Oak Brook, IL 60523). From there we'll experience what it might be like to have to leave our homes, by walking through Fullersburg woods to Christ Church's Oak Brook Branch.
What will we do next?- Once at church students will have a small meal, similar to what a refugee might experience upon arriving in a new home, then we'll together move through different experiences to help us grow in empathy towards the situation of people who are newly arriving in the United States.
After our refugee experience, we'll hang out, watch a movie, and play some games together!
When does it end? We'll have a meal together just before the 9 o'clock service, then will wrap up our program during that service time and dismiss as the service lets out at 10am.
Fundraising - By signing up for this event you are committing to spend 2 hours working to fundraise for our friends at Resilient. Resilient is an incredible organization that works with at risk communities right in our backyard. Some of the primary people they work with are young people who's families have recently come to America!
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