Stand UP DC #1: More than Just a Trip… It’s an Experience

Our last few days in DC included everything from helping out with food service at the Capital Area Food Bank with BBYO’s CEO Matt Grossman, going to the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and even hearing a Holocaust survivor share his story at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Visiting the Holocaust Museum really impacted Julia Trost who shared, “We expressed sorrow, disbelief, and extreme gratefulness as we didn’t have to go through what our ancestors, unfortunately, had to. Looking at the pictures and listening to stories of survivors made us realize how important it is to remember the Holocaust. It is our responsibility to take the firsthand information we have available to us now and pass it onto the future generation. We left with a renewed sense of belonging in the Jewish community.”

Overall, throughout the trip, our group came together to learn, laugh and sing through the streets of DC! Sophie Landau said it best: “My favorite moment of this trip was meeting people and witnessing firsthand our impact on people. Just being able to see their face light up when my group and I interacted with them was enough to make me feel confident enough to continue passing on love and generosity. I also loved being able to form such deep connections with people. I truly felt like I have found a home in the hearts of the people I have met on this trip. This trip has made a permanent and unforgettable mark on me and I am so thankful to be a part of the SUDC family!”

Thank you so much for sharing your teens with us for this incredible experience! 

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