Below is a reflective essay by a 2014 Footsteps of Giants participant, Jacqueline Peralta. She was given the opportunity to travel and explore the world, and herself, thanks to the Geography of Hope Foundation.
Never in my wildest dreams did I believe I would ever stand on top of a mountain,
Any trip, large or small, is full of rich experiences. There are new sights, new sounds, and many new people to learn from.
So when you embark on a trip or an adventure, you must be intentional about truly being present and getting the most out of your experience. We often hear stories from others
Millennials are the generation of young people currently enrolled in high school and college. They’re tech-savvy, quick to learn, and extremely ambitious. They’re the most civic-minded generation according to Pew Research, and they’re often more open-minded than earlier generations.
But, being raised in an educational system built around the concept that “Everyone gets
1. Teens simply don’t have time; they need to be participating in activities that they can put on their college applications and improving their test scores
Guess what? Colleges care about much more than the sum of your numbers (GPA/standardized test score/class rank). Sure it’s important to get good grades and do your work on