Military Family Students Can Still Apply for Trip

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2007 - A group that recognizes high school students whose lives are affected by extreme circumstances is offering trips to the nation's capital for teens with a deployed parent.

The Student Youth and Travel Association has extended of the deadline for its Silver Lining Program to June 25.

This summer's program will take place here July 25-28. It's open to military students ages 14-19 who have a parent serving abroad and who have been affected by the Iraq war, according to an association news release.

The all-expenses-paid travel to Washington is an opportunity for the students to grow intellectually, academically and culturally. The trip also offers the chance for these students to share their similar experiences and form lasting friendships.

Applicants must submit an essay, video presentation, or other media that details how they've demonstrated through their action, intention, or circumstance, the desire to overcome an extreme circumstance with the intention of creating a dramatic life change.

Completed applications can be mailed to the Student and Youth Travel Association Youth Foundation, 3048 W. Clarkston Rd., Lake Orion, MI 48362. Applications also can be faxed to (248) 814-7150.

More information and a program application can be found on the Silver Lining Program Application Web site.

(From a Student and Youth Travel Association news release.)

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