The Culmination of a year-long mentorship, Forge 301: A Once-in-a-Lifetime-Trip to Israel
After completing Forge 101 in Ohio and then Forge 201 in D.C. six months later, students in the Forge Academy are given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to come face to face with the roots of their faith and the epicenter of international affairs and foreign policy in Israel.
Forge Leadership Network was created to give young conservatives experiences and relationship connections that they wouldn’t otherwise have a chance to receive. Passages – an organization created by Museum of the Bible and the Philos Project –makes it possible for American college students of Christian faith to discover the Biblical roots of their faith and come face-to-face with the challenges facing the modern state of Israel.
Passages generously allows college students to go on these 10-day excursions, which would be priced at at least ten times more than that amount! International flights, hotels, tour guides, meals, expert speakers, the whole nine yards. Passages typically only takes groups from one university, but they partner with Forge because of our reputation for finding and mentoring the best young minds from many universities.
For a week-and-a-half, Forge students walk in the footsteps of Jesus, Abraham, David, the disciples, etc, and they meet with rabbis, pastors, diplomats, ballistic experts, IDF soldiers, members of The Knesset (Israeli Parliament), both Arab and Israeli journalists and professors, and more.
As Forge trains and mentors young conservatives, we view this trip as an incredible opportunity to further our work. This Israel trip and partnership with Passages allows our students a two-fold benefit: 1.) it provides them an opportunity to grow deeper in their core convictions, the faith that motivates many of our students’ interest and desire to impact the public square in the first-place and 2.) it brings them a face-to-face encounter with the epicenter of international relations and foreign policy.
Forge can provide students with incredible internships, job opportunities, mentors, and a tremendous grasp of domestic politics and policy. But if our students are going to maximize their impact on their state and nation, they will be better equipped the more they understand the world outside of those borders as well. There are few regions of the world more complicated and fascinating than Israel!
***Forge 301: Israel is only available to those college students and grads who have completed pre-requisites of Forge 101 in Ohio and Forge 201 in D.C. Apply for Forge 101 (July 4-8, 2017) today!***