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Excelsior Students Head to Ecuador



   The Foundation for Leadership and Youth Travel Education (FLYTE) has announced a partnership with Newburgh Free Academy 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 will provide funding and travel support for fifteen students and four chaperones from the Newburgh Enlarged City School District to travel to Quito, Ecuador during the summer of 2017 to engage in a global service learning project.

During their ten day stay, students will volunteer at Casa Victoria, a grassroots community organization which provides after school academic support and hot meals for at-risk youth. In addition to supporting the library, teaching basic robotics, and working on a site-based project, students from Excelsior Academy will also engage with a leadership curriculum, so that when they return to New-burgh, they are better equipped to act as project managers for their entire grade during Community Impact Projects. They will also visit the Amazon rain forest, travel to El Mitad del Mundo at the Equator and visit the home and museum of Ecuadorian artist and human rights activist, Oswaldo Guayasamin.    In the coming weeks, students from Excelsior will be visiting various local businesses and community organizations to speak about their goals for global service learning and subsequent Community Impact Projects in Newburgh.

Student Taina Caballero explained, "Being able to change the community and the world around us for the better is mind-blowing. Just knowing that this organization can turn into some-thing so much larger is truly exciting and I can't wait to be a part of this journey."

You can follow the students as they plan for their trip, and the work of Global to Local at glob-altolocal.wordpress.com.

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