In October the students from the AAFSC’s after school program ventured to Alstede Farms in Chester, NJ. Accompanied by New York Cares volunteers, the students picked pumpkins, went on a hayride, and navigated their way through a 25-acre corn maze shaped like the Liberty Bell. Although each group “got lost” in the corn maze for over an hour, ultimately all the students and volunteers found their way out just in time to pick their own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch!
The trip to Alstede Farms was part of New York Cares “Urban Adventures” program, which pairs local volunteers with youth groups, such as the AAFSC’s after school program, for monthly field trips. If you are interested in volunteering for future Urban Adventures trips with the AAFSC’s after school program, visit the New York Cares Website or contact Jake Keyel at 718-643-8000 ext. 39.