Author Archives: jacquelinehesse
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
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
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
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
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
Can’t believe we are FINALLY at the airport! In ten hours, we will be getting off the plane in Quito!!
Look here first to see how excited we are! Four days until we head to the airport in New York City and begin our adventure in Ecuador!!! On Sunday, we check into our volunteer housing on the outskirts of Quito. … Continue reading
Only 45 days until we leave for Ecuador! We will spend a week volunteering in Quito through Ubelong, and then spend a few days exploring the Galapagos Islands. Come back after August 6 to follow our journey!