International exchange students and their PAX community coordinator outside the TODAY show during a field trip in NYC
The upstate New York crew poses outside the TODAY Show during their big trip to "the city."

A Giant Bite Out of the Big Apple

I took my seven YES/FLEX students to New York City for an enhancement trip. The kids were so excited to see everything they could. We visited the 9/11 Memorial, the Top of the Rock, the Statue of Liberty, Chinatown, and Little Italy. We walked the Brooklyn Bridge, shopped in Times Square, and got to know the subway system very well. We even attended the TODAY Show and saw ourselves on TV! This was truly a dream of mine to see them so interested in our great city of New York.  

—Jane Ciancio-Green (NY), community coordinator