This field trip allows a group of freshmen to tour the National World War I Museum in Kansas City. Funding from the Foundation will make this trip possible for interested students regardless of their families’ ability to pay.
35 Students Each Year
Commitment to Closing the Opportunity Gap
Many of our students have never traveled outside of Omaha, and this grant allows students the opportunity to visit a world-class museum at no cost to them. Not only is their museum admission covered, but the grant covers the bus trip to Kansas City and lunch. This is an incredible opportunity to build curiosity, content knowledge, and increase achievement in the classroom.
Translation to College and Career Readiness
World War I is the first topic in the Freshman U.S. History class. The National WWI Museum is a world-class gallery and enhances their learning in a way that the classroom cannot. People from all over the world visit each year. The exhibits and presentations bring the classroom lessons to life, inspire students to continue to enroll in higher-level and elective history courses, and help them get a sense of why attending Central is special.