BENEFITING: WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL OF PITTSBURGH
ORGANIZER: WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL OF PITTSBURGH
EVENT DATE: May 05, 2013
I'm running to support global education, because so many issues in our world can be solved through understanding and knowledge. Unfortunately, many stigmas and stereotypes surround nations that are thousands of miles and oceans away. The distance is one contributing factor in creating a harsh cultural divide that education can help to break. I think it is important to be understanding and open to cultures different than our own and to debunk the stereotypes that are too often believed.
The World Affairs Council brings award-winning programs and activities, which I have experienced personally, to underserved schools through the Pittsburgh region. These programs give teachers and students a better understaning of global issues. I had the honor of being part of the Global Travel Scholarship program in 2010 and a Global Travel Fellow this past summer. My time abroad changed my life and my perspectives of the world. I'm so grateful to have had this opportunity offered by the World Affairs Council, and I am glad that I have a network of friends and family in Italy, now. I'm running so that the council can continue to change students' lives as they have changed mine.
Thank you all for your support!
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