Date archive: March 2011

Annual GYV Essay Contest

We are now accepting submissions for the annual GYV essay contest!  Entrants are invited to answer one of the four following questions: 1. What do you think are the the most pressing barriers to the U.N. Millennium Development Goals and why? How can some of those barriers be lifted? (For a list of the goals,…

Nowruz: Persian New Year Welcoming Spring

NOWRUZ SPRING FESTIVAL OR NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATION In harmony with the rebirth of nature, the two-week Persian New Year celebration, or Nowruz, always begins on the first day of spring.  President Obama recently made important remarks on Nowruz: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/03/20/remarks-president-obama-marking-nowruz.  On that day-which may occur on March 20, 21, or 22 – Nowruz celebrations include many…

Common Ground

Every summer in Virginia, at Legacy International’s 80 acre campus with beautiful tree, streams, and cabins, you find young people seeking common ground.
A young man from Baghdad talks about some of the challanges he feels face his country while Liam from Massachusetts listens. Jason, a staff member and former college football player, teaches a group of US and internationals American football. The Green Your World workshop plants a fast growing vegetable in the garden and…

Heading to Stanford University

Heading to Stanford University

Name: Shannon Eddy Nationality: American GYV Staff/ Participant during: 2007-2009 Education: Scarborough High School Graduate & rising freshman at Stanford University Occupation: None yet! Most Interesting Country Visited: Peru Favorite GYV Memory: More than anything I remember the personal relationships that GYV created- the whispered conversations about life at home way past lights out in…

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