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Monkeys and Tigers and Otters…Oh My

When we visited the Wild Life Sanctuary, we were literally walking through the forest with wild animals. According to Trip Advisor, there are over 1,200 animals. Some animals were caged but others were loose such as the deer and monkeys. … Continue reading

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Blessings and Cockroaches

We’ve been super busy and the wifi has been a bit spotty, but here are a couple of our favorite moments in the last day and a half.  Hopping on a plane to Siem Riep this afternoon!  xoxo

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Day 1

We started our day by writing a letter to ourselves and sealing it in an envelope; in the note, we thought about what makes us excited and nervous about the days to come.  Inspired by one of our mentors, Juan-Carlos, … Continue reading

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Buses and Airports and Chicken Feet…Oh My!

After an emotional departure from Newburgh, we started our long journey to Cambodia, which is the fruition of ten months of hard work, fundraising, networking, and researching by our students. It is hard not to be bursting with gratitude thinking … Continue reading

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Newburgh Youth Leadership Summit and Enlightenment Expo

Remember those fifteen students who traveled to Quito, Ecuador, last year?  On May 19, they hosted the Newburgh Youth Leadership Summit and Enlightenment Expo, and it was amazing to see all of their efforts and planning pay off!  Who know … Continue reading

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Eight Days and Counting!

We had our final meeting yesterday to prepare for departure, and we are beyond excited!  Our final itinerary, courtesy of Kim White and Into the Wild, includes exploring Angkor Wat and the historic sites of Phnom Penh, three days of … Continue reading

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Researching Grassroots work in Cambodia

As we began doing our research into grassroots organizations in Cambodia working to make positive social change, we came across two which we thought were important to share.  We are so excited for this trip and can’t wait to see … Continue reading

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Best of the Hudson Valley Gift Basket Raffles

If you are looking for a way to support Newburgh Youth and you LOVE dining, shopping, sightseeing and meandering around either Newburgh or Beacon, we have an amazing opportunity for you to do both!  Our Best of Newburgh and Best … Continue reading

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a short documentary about our time in Ecuador

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A Different Way of Being: Our Visit to Indigenous Village 235

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