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Fort Worth, Texas (2) - FILLED
Fort Worth, Texas (2) - FILLED

$350 per person**

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Children, Youth, College, Intergenerational

Fort Worth, Texas (2) - FILLED

Refugee Welcome - Connect Trip

Cost

$350 per person**

Children, Youth, College, Intergenerational

Dates & Information

Fort Worth Refugee Welcome is a CONNECT TRIP appropriate for children's groups grades 2-5, youth groups grades 6-12, college groups, and intergenerational groups.

Available Dates:

  • June 16 - 21: FILLED
  • July 7 - 12: FILLED
  • July 14 - 19: FILLED
  • July 21 - 26: FILLED

**Fort Worth Refugee Welcome is also available during the academic year for weekend or Spring Break trips. Cost is $70 per person per night or $350 for 6 nights. Email info@betheneighbor.org to discuss date options.

The state of Texas welcomes more refugees each year than any other state in the country. Fort Worth, Texas is one of the central hubs of refugee resettlement. Groups have the opportunity to learn from refugees, non profit leaders, and activists about best practices welcoming and empowering our refugee neighbors. Groups learn about refugee and asylum systems in the United States, work hands on with refugee resettlement agencies setting up apartments, providing groceries, working with children, and advocating for more fair and supportive refugee policies. 

Groups participating in Fort Worth Refugee Welcome learn to put faith into action through service and justice in ways that are relational, sustainable and dignity-affirming. Your group will work with and learn from a variety of organizations and people with whom we partner year round. Each day includes a morning gathering with a biblical reflection and videos to learn more about refugees and the partner organizations for the day, hands-on activities with non-profits, connect time and free time. Connect time is our justice based curriculum that will help your group connect what you are doing on your trip with how you will put your faith into action in new ways when you return home. 

Fort Worth Hunger Relief weeks can be customized for elementary, middle school, high school, and intergenerational groups.

Summer programming begins on Sunday evening and concludes on Friday morning. You may stay an additional night to see the city for an additional $10 per person. (Check out is by 10 am on Saturday morning.) Shorter weeks for younger groups can be scheduled at $70 per participant per night.

Cost is $350 per participant and includes: 

  • Breakfast and Lunch, Monday morning through Friday morning. (Dinners on your own.) 
  • Lodging in a local church. 
  • A dedicated Site-Coordinator & trained young adult staff to facilitate your week. 
  • Fully planned service and educational experiences. 
  • Honorariums for speakers, costs for activities, entrance fees. 
  • A t-shirt for each participant. 
  • Online training for your adult leaders in late May or early June. 

Note that your group is responsible for transportation during the week.

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