Man With Usher's Syndrome Travels With Deaf Teens: Destination Costa Rica
Posted Sep 22 2008 10:14am
I wanted to share this exciting new project with you and see if you would be willing to forward this on to educational people or any students that you may know across the country.
This program is amazing and changes kids lives. I am a "Lead The Way" mentor that goes with the kids and helps them on their adventures and life journey.
The model is proven but it is the first hearing impaired/deaf group we have taken. We do not have a lot of contacts in the hearing impaired and deaf community across the country to make kids aware of this opportunity. Since you live in this world and have access to high school students I am coming to ask you for help in getting the word out.
Simply sending the attachment flyer and/or posting it somewhere is all that is required. The flyer is self-explanatory as to next steps.
My name is Bill Barkeley and I am deaf-blind with Usher's Syndrome Type 2. email: email@example.com
Costa Rica is home to some of most spectacular and accessible rainforests in the world. From parrots to howler monkeys, poison dart frogs to tree sloths, its mountain and coastal ecosystems host amazing diversity. In this Leading the Way program, a combination of high school students who are hard of hearing, deaf and hearing, will learn field science techniques,delve into cultural studies and work hand-in-hand with Costa Rican students on a service project. Along the way, they study ecotourism and learn about sustainability and fair trade issues. In the process, they build the independence, interpersonal skills, and attitudes that empower students to become leaders in their communities. Through this Leading the Way adventure, you’ll also help raise awareness in your communities and abroad about the culture of deaf and hard of hearing communities. The Global Explorers Leading the Way Program has been featured on ABC Nightline, the Travel Channel and CBS Sunday Morning.
Lead Step outside your comfort zone as you build your own leadership skills and interact with students with and without disabilities.
Learn Explore new cultures, understand global conservation issues, engage in community service and step up to become a responsible global citizen.
Live Experience the joy of travel and discover the power that you have to make a difference in the world.
Application Deadline: November 1, 2008 Application Process: We seek high school students who are deaf or hard of hearing. You will be joined by a group of hearing students who have been learning sign language for the past year. To apply, contact 877-627-1425 or firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for an application to the Leading the Way Costa Rica 2009 Program. Learn more at www.globalexplorers.org by clicking on Costa Rica or reading about Leading the Way.
Nominate a Student: Contact us with the details and we’ll follow up with the student. Price: $1,995 (We FUNDRAISE with you!) Travel Dates: Spring 2009
The Global Explorers Experience If a single trip could change your life, would you take it?