Unique and exciting opportunity for high school sophomores and juniors to participate in a free leadership mission to the US Holocaust Museum and Capitol Hill. Click on the headline for the rest of the story.

Teens: Apply Now for 2010 Robert B. Sturm Youth Leadership Mission to DC

For more than 90 years the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has been devoted to fighting anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, and to fostering understanding among diverse communities. The 2010 Robert B. Sturm Youth Leadership Mission, hosted by the Mountain States and Pacific Northwest Regions of ADL, will be going to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Capitol Hill, March 21 to 24, 2010. This is a unique and exciting opportunity for twenty diverse high school juniors and sophomores from Colorado.

View of the railcar on display in the permanent exhibition of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Washington D.C., June 19, 1991. Courtesy of Polskie Koleje Panstwowe, S.A. —United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
View of the railcar on display in the permanent exhibition of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Washington D.C., June 19, 1991. Courtesy of Polskie Koleje Panstwowe, S.A. —United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

This mission offers a substantive and effective vehicle for applying the lessons of the Holocaust to modern-day issues of prejudice and bigotry. The 11th Annual Youth Leadership Mission is simply not a “free trip,” it is a three and a half day intense learning opportunity and participants are expected to: be ambassadors, carrying the lessons they learn on the Mission back to their own schools and to other teens; participate in programs provided by ADL; and take an active role in presenting what they have learned to the Denver/Boulder community throughout the year following the Mission.

This opportunity is for high school sophomores and juniors who are genuinely interested in becoming ambassadors. The Mission will be provided at no cost and will include airfare, hotel, food, all tours and programs, thanks to a generous donation from Mountain States Board member Robert B. Sturm.  The application is due no later than November 12, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. Please email pbrown@adl.org or call 303-830-7177 for the application materials and additional information and please share this opportunity with teens in the community.

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