LAURINBURG — One of Partners in Ministry’s after-school programs recently took a trip to the nation’s capital.
Students in the SYSTEM (Strengthening Youth through Science Technology Engineering and Math) After School Program spent three days in Washington, D.C., as part of their culture and science enrichment excursion.
Caroyln Banks, SYSTEM director, along with 29 students, their parents and teachers spend time visiting NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, they also visited the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, the National Museum of African-American History, the White House, and the Washington Memorial.
“This trip was a first for some of our students and they were excited about the opportunity to travel with their friends and learn more about NASA’s missions, African-American history, and to actually stand at the gates of the White House,” Banks said in a press release. “This was a wonderful opportunity for Scotland County youth, we are so fortunate to be able to offer this opportunity to our students at SYSTEM without cost to parents.”
In order to be eligible for the trip, students are required to be enrolled in the program during the fall school year. SYSTEM is just one of the programs offered by Partners In Ministry located in East Laurinburg.