BENEFITING: No Barriers
ORGANIZER: Boltz and Blevins
EVENT: NBY Expeditions 2017
EVENT DATE: Jan 15, 2016
Dear Family & Friends-
This opportunity to go to Costa Rica with No Barriers has been on my mind ever since my brother went in 2012. Now that I know I am going, I shiver with excitement every time I simply think of all of the life-changing experiences that I will get to be a part of. Between cleaning the beach, hiking in exotic rainforests, interacting with Costa Rican children at a local orphanage, and learning about the unique ecosystem by visiting coffee and pineapple plantations, it's hard to believe that I am lucky enough to go on this trip. Considering I've never been out of the country before, the thought of exploring this new culture immediately brings a smile to my face. Our trip is scheduled for January 2016.
Take a look at some of the pictures to the left. These are from my brother's trip and can give you an idea of the amazing creatures I might see, the children I will get to meet, the service jobs I will get to do, and the adventures that I'll experience!
Thank you so much for considering a donation to my account and for your help in making this amazing opportunity come true! I will be working hard to raise my share of the cost & truly appreciate your help. I can't do it without you.
Below is some additional information about No Barriers and our Costa Rica adventure:
At No Barriers Youth we are dedicated to creating moments that challenge students’ perspectives of the world and inspire them to make it a better place. Our unique educational model equips students to explore culture, global issues and service leadership for a deeper understanding of the world, to discover their personal interests and to tackle community issues with passion and wisdom. These remarkable journeys develop leadership, innovation, curiosity, confidence and resilience in students as they seek to understand their place in the world.
During this remarkable journey to Cosat Rica, students will be able to strengthen vital skills such as teamwork and communication, and will learn and be inspired by the unbelievable ecosystem and environment in Costa Rica--both on the beach and in the misty rainforests.