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Our Raffle Sponsors…

  A HUGE thank you to our local raffle sponsors, who are listed below:   Advertisements

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a short documentary about our time in Ecuador

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Dreaming Big for Next Year

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It’s official!

The Foundation for Leadership and Youth Travel Education (FLYTE) has announced a partnership with Excelsior Academy’s Global to Local. In an effort to support Newburgh students as they build leadership skills to become positive change agents in our community, FLYTE … Continue reading

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What drives our students to serve…

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Our Lingering Questions

Are our fundraising goals realistic? How do we build the sustainability of the program? How can we create a valid and unbiased application process? What opportunities exist to leverage expertise from our various stakeholders? How can we make the experience … Continue reading

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Off to the next adventure!

We finished!!! We visited one of the most amazing places today, Casa de Victoria, which we have a great deal to share about, but it is late and our plane leaves early in the morning, so we will write about … Continue reading

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Tuesday and Wednesday!

First of all, there are four members of our crew that you haven’t met yet.  They are: tomas, cookie, chiquita and elvis! They live in our compound with Giovanna and Luis.  Here is Luis opening up the electrified gates to … Continue reading

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the center of the earth

So we started our day at our volunteer site, a local school for young children.  We were promptly handed paint brushes and placed in front of a long white wall and instructed to start repainting it white.  We dutifully obliged … Continue reading

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Ready to go…

Can’t believe we are FINALLY at the airport! In ten hours, we will be getting off the plane in Quito!!

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