A Note from Old North: B.E.T.S. experiences history, fun in Chicago
A Note from Old North: B.E.T.S. experiences history, fun in Chicago
Posted on 06/18/2014
logoStanley Johnson, technology teacher and dean of students at Confluence Academy-Old North, leads a mentoring group called Brave Enough to Succeed, B.E.T.S. In early June, the group went to Chicago for an educational experience trip. A summary of the trip gives a glimpse into their weekend.

“Several of our Old North students who are a part of my mentoring group, B.E.T.S.(Brave Enough To Succeed), participated in our educational experience trip that is centered around African American history or relevant history. This year’s tour was June 7 - June 8 to Chicago, IL. This event takes place to serve the youth and youth leaders in our school and our surrounding community and was an educational opportunity for all who attended. There were visits to historical locations such as the Navy Pier where they learned about some of its history and they also learned about some of the culture of China through their experience with the Shanghai Warriors. We then embraced the African American culture at the DuSable Museum of African American History and also had the pleasure of Brazilian cuisine at Texas DeBrazil Churrascaria. They were able to experience filet mignon, top sirloin, flank steak, lamb, chicken parmesan, Brazilian sausage, and several other cuts of the finest meats. But we couldn’t leave without having Chicago-style deep dish pizza from Giordano’s.

"Our scholars represented our school, families and themselves as perfect Young Ladies of Elegance and Young Distinguished Gentlemen, the respective names of each group. Thank you to all the staff members who helped sponsor a student, and a special thanks to Ms. Childs, who was an awesome chaperone.”

~Stanley Johnson

Photos courtesy of Mr. Johnson

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