SPECIAL FOR THE AJT //
Juniors Rachel Erbrick and Jacob Reich have been selected to represent Woodward Academy in the ADL Grosfeld Family National Youth Leadership Mission to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. in November.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is one of the nation’s premier civil rights and human relations agencies. Constantly striving to develop creative approaches to countering prejudice, in 1996 ADL’s Greater Chicago/Upper Midwest Regional Office launched an annual Youth Leadership Mission to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
Utilizing the Museum’s dramatic portrayal of events, the Mission to the nation’s capital offers a substantive and effective vehicle for applying the lessons of the Holocaust to modern-day issues of bigotry.
The Chicago model has been expanded to include delegations from other cities.
This year’s Mission will consist of 105 student delegates from ten ADL regions – Atlanta, Chicago, Florida, Los Angeles, New England, New Orleans, New York, Santa Barbara, San Diego and Washington, D.C.
Each delegation will consist of a diverse group of high school juniors (and two adult ADL chaperones) selected to participate because of their leadership potential, demonstrated interest in addressing issues of diversity, and ability to impart the messages of the Mission to others.