In Humanity’s Footsteps CEO Aley Sheer recently returned from a one-week trip to Poland, investigating the best sites and programs for the IHF trip. We are happy to report that there were positive developments on many fronts.

In addition to the already scheduled “primary sights” (see “The Trip“), many wonderful programmatic options were discovered.

The possibilities include: a very special Warsaw Thanksgiving, a conversation with a Holocaust survivor who still lives in Kraków, a program at “A Dialogue of Suffering”  (an interfaith Holocaust museum and program center near Auschwitz Birkenau), a visit to Markova (The Markowa-Ulma Family Museum of Poles Who Saved Jews in World War II), a Holocaust program with Polish teenagers, an evening exploring Warsaw’s “Old Town”, a visit with a Polish Priest who leads prayers at Treblinka every Sunday, a visit to the memorial for the Warsaw Uprising (not the ghetto uprising), the discovery of some less well-known sites of great historical importance and much more. Itinerary details will be finalized in the coming months.

Our program curriculum has been officially approved by the Dade County School Board Staff. This has made it possible for us to do promotional presentations in Dade County public schools as well as in private ones.

To date, the schools that have been selected for participation in the program are Ransom Everglades High School, Gulliver Preparatory School, Miami Beach Senior High School, Michael Krop Senior High School and North Broward Preparatory School.

Promotional activities have taken place on three of the campuses… with the remaining two scheduled this month. Initial student response to the presentations has been very enthusiastic and respectful… and numerous students in each school have expressed an interest in participating in the program.

During our Program in Poland, we will be posting daily photographs of the program participants on this portion of our website… so that family, friends and others can follow our journey.

Stay tuned for future IHF Updates!