Neighborhood middle and high school youth are trying to earn their way to NYC. The youth have started on their way toward working to get to NYC. They’ve participated in workshops such as “The listening workshop” led by Carol Hassell and “Notes of Encouragement,” led by Tiffany Rendelman. We have many opportunities for anyone who wants to help our youth earn or sponsor their way to NYC. The Merit badge system is put in place to engage our youth in enrichment activities to get them ready for the discovery trip to New York City. The trip will provide an opportunity for The Family Tree youth to see new sites, be inspired by diversity, engage in creativity and witness the good news in the big apple.