Tag Archives: Youth

Two Years, Endless Challenges, Boundless Growth

This will be my last post on this blog.  I will continue blogging, but now it’s time to lay this one to rest since it embodies my Peace Corps Service in Abi Adi, Tigray, Ethiopia where I lived for 22 … Continue reading

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YSEL Ethiopia 2014 Summer Camp

I recently wrote about the transformative effect of youth summer camps in Ethiopia while describing Mekele Camp GLOW 2014.  As foreigners we are able to synthesize a little piece of America here in Ethiopia for a week or two at … Continue reading

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Mekele Camp GLOW 2014

I just worked with 13 other Peace Corps Volunteers and 6 Ethiopian counterparts to conduct the second annual Mekele Camp GLOW.  Camp GLOW, which stands for Girls Leading Our World, is an international Peace Corps project focused on teaching youth … Continue reading

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Grassroot Soccer SKILLZ!

Peace Corps Volunteers struggle with sustainability.  Just like anyone working in the ‘development’ field, I question the work I am doing.  However, since I’m a bottom-of-the-food-chain volunteer who is more or less (ir)responsible for planning my own projects, I question … Continue reading

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Mekele Camp GLOW 2013!

I’ve never had a babysitting job, never been a camp counselor, never been a teacher, and I don’t have any close friends or family with kids yet.  I’m pretty inexperienced when it comes to working with youth.  Therefore I was … Continue reading

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