[Nmabs] Announcing a Unique Travel & Leadership Program for B/VI Youth

Riccobono, Mark MRiccobono at nfb.org
Mon Sep 27 21:46:17 CDT 2010



Announcing a Unique Travel & Leadership Program for B/VI Youth

Do you know an exceptional student who would 
benefit from a unique travel and leadership 
program?  Nominate that student for the Global 
Explorers Leading the Way program at 
<http://www.globalexplorers.org/programs/forms/nominate/grandcanyon/>http://www.globalexplorers.org/programs/forms/nominate/grandcanyon/. 
Developed in partnership with world-renowned 
blind athlete Erik Weihenmayer, Leading the Way 
brings together blind and sighted youth ages 
14-21 for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure 
combining leadership, science, culture, and 
service.  Specifically, the program aims to achieve the following:

·       Provide unparalleled leadership skills by 
learning about and practicing No Barriers Leadership.



·       Develop confidence, independence, 
self-awareness, and curiosity about the world in participants.



·       Promote peer relationships am

--------- ong youth of different backgrounds and abilities.



·       Equip participants with the tools they 
need to step up and make a difference in the world.



·       Prepare participants to act on the passions they discover.



·       Spread messages of hope by breaking down 
barriers between those with and without disabilities.


Our summer 2011 Leading the Way destination is 
one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World – the 
majestic Grand Canyon!  To learn more or to 
apply, please visit 
<http://www.globalexplorers.org/>www.globalexplorers.org 
and click "Leading the Way."  The application 
deadline is Monday, November 15.  For more 
information, please contact Laura at 
<mailto:laura at globalexplorers.org>laura at globalexplorers.org or 877.627.1425.





On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 4:59 PM, Riccobono, Mark 
<<mailto:MRiccobono at nfb.org>MRiccobono at nfb.org> wrote:
Dear Laura,

Please send an e-mail announcement we can send around.

Mark


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From: Laura Portalupi [mailto:laura at globalexplorers.org]
Sent: Monday, September 27, 2010 5:24 PM
To: Riccobono, Mark
Subject: The Global Explorers Leading the Way Program

Dear Mark:
My colleague Shannon has been in contact with you 
the past two years about the Global Explorers 
Leading the Way program.  I'd like to introduce 
myself as the coordinator of Leading the Way for 2010-2011.
I am so impressed with the work of the Jernigan 
Institute and feel our program closely aligns 
with the Institute's mission.   Developed in 
partnership with world-renowned blind adventurer 
Erik Weihenmayer, the Global Explorers Leading 
the Way program joins blind, visually impaired, 
and sighted individuals between the ages of 14 
and 21 for the adventure of a lifetime. Leading 
the Way integrates science, service, leadership, 
and culture in a 3-phase program that includes 
pre-travel preparatory curriculum, a 
life-changing travel experience, and a follow-up 
service leadership project.  Specifically, the 
program aims to achieve the following:


·       Provide unparalleled leadership skills by 
learning about and practicing No Barriers Leadership.



·       Develop confidence, independence, 
self-awareness, and curiosity about the world in participants.



·       Promote peer relationships among youth of 
different backgrounds and abilities.



·       Equip participants with the tools they 
need to step up and make a difference in the world.



·       Prepare participants to act on the passions they discover.



·       Spread messages of hope by breaking down 
barriers between those with and without disabilities.
Our summer 2011 destination is the majestic Grand 
Canyon.  The application deadline is Monday, November 15.
Would you be willing to share information about 
Leading the Way among your network?  If so, I can 
provide you with an announcement for distribution 
via e-mail.  I can also send you informational 
fliers as an attachment or via snail 
mail.  Braille and large print materials are available upon request.
Thank you so much for your time and 
assistance!  I look forward to hearing from you.
Kind regards,
Laura Portalupi
Leading the Way Fellow
Global Explorers
420 S. Howes St. Suite B300
Fort Collins, CO 80521
(office) 877.627.1425
(fax) 970.672.1073

<http://www.globalexplorers.org>www.globalexplorers.org
"This is a life-changing trip ... you will walk 
away as a different person." -Leading the Way Rim to River Participant, 2010

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