First Steps to Cultural Understanding for US Teens

$6,060 $3,440
Raised Remaining
Nov 10, 2009

Bike Hike 2009

Tania and Jose from Nicaragua Speaking in a WI classroom
Tania and Jose from Nicaragua Speaking in a WI classroom

The third project funded through 1st Steps for US Teens developing cultural understanding has successfully taken place!

After carefully reviewing applications, two teens from Nicaragua were selected to travel to WI. The students visited schools and shared information about what it is like in Nicaragua and how teens like them can make a difference for their country. They also shared information about what WI/Nicaragua Partners does and how US teens can get involved. The students brought presentations and were very prepared to speak, they did an excellent job!

In nine days they spoke at four High Schools, two Rotary Clubs, four Junior High classes, an afterschoool club, on the UW Campus, did a public presentation at the library, as well as participated in a fundraising walk in Stevens Point, and all along the way made new friends and developed individual relationships.

Their visit to WI was planned for the end of October because of our annual Bike/Hike event, the Bike/Hike is an event where through a collaborative effort we walk the distance between WI and Nicaragua. Many schools in the area participate in the Bike/Hike, creating greater opportunity for the students to have these speaking engagements. The results we will see from these teens is unpredictable, but guaranteed to be fruitful!

Thank you once again for taking the time to support our organization and teens like this to come and encourage those in WI.

Jose standing with the W/NP Director
Jose standing with the W/NP Director
group picture of our 2009 Bike Hike Event
group picture of our 2009 Bike Hike Event



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