April 12, 2017

For the last two years, I have been working extremely hard with an amazing group of young people that I have known for 5 years or more. Their ages range from 9 to 20. Their skills and abilities range from crochet to photography, to jewelry making to dance to drumming, to graphic design to music making. Their love and dedication—limitless. Their energy---amazing. For all those aforementioned reasons, I chose this group with which to travel. They are the best of the best and they will be amazing leaders in our community one day soon. Now, as we look upon the end of our fundraising journey and on to our official Global Leadership expedition, we reflect on what this continuing endeavor is teaching us—that small groups can do b...

August 6, 2016

The month of May was a very busy month. It was filled with a lot of practices to get ready for our big Art Is Life Concert. Also with a little performances here and there. In May, we also did a lot of fundraising. We continued our monthly meetings with our Care 4 Senegal trip. At these meetings we would count our money jars, go over important upcoming dates, and also discuss different ways to fundraise. With our Art Is Life concert being one of our biggest fundraisers it really helped us get closer to going to Senegal this year. We spent a lot of time making the concert one of our best. All of those practices paid off in the end and everyone said that it was a very inspirational and motivational performance. Everyone did t...

Black Business Expo

This month, we did fundraising at the Black Business Expo. Wehad a good time while learning about our culture. We sold items and put out our jars for donations. I went around and told almost everyone in the building about my trip. I was able to rais