NYC children enjoy WNY charms

Updated: 07/05/2014 7:17 PM
Created: 07/05/2014 5:03 PM WHEC.com

Some children from New York City are enjoying a once in a life time opportunity here in western New York.

Dozens of children from low-income areas of the city, ages six to 18, will be spending a few weeks in our area, enjoying all that western New York has to offer. The purpose of their trip is to give them an opportunity to see how other New Yorkers live.

Organizers say the kids are always amazed to see cows, horses and state parks, things that don’t get to see in the city.

Their teacher, Katie Minaya, says many of the students have never left the city and have never had the opportunity to experience the outdoors.
“It’s great seeing them out of their element in a place like this. They come to life, and they are excited. Even when they go back to the school, they’re more engaged in academics and more excited about learning,” said Minaya.

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