YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown Rayen Early College High School students will take an educational and cultural trip to New York City this spring through donations from area philanthropists and organizations.
The largest donation, $10,000, came from Denise DeBartolo York.
“The scholars and staff at YREC extend our heartfelt gratitude to Mrs. York for her kindness and generosity,” Monica Jones, YREC’s principal, said in a news release.
Infocision contributed $6,700, and the Jewish Foundation & Burdman Foundation donated $1,300 for the trip.
During the spring trip, students will participate in several site visits including Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, the World Trade Center Observation Memorial Site and the 911 Underground Museum and Virtual Reality Center. They’ll also take in a Broadway performance of “Hamilton.”
The cost of the trip is about $650 per student, with about 90 students and 10 chaperones participating, the release states. The $65,000 total includes the cost of transportation and accommodations.