Hannah Potter.jpgHannah Potter made the most of her summer at GYV this year.  She enjoyed participating in our peace building session with Iraqi and American youth and learned a lot from the experience. At the end of program, Hannah told us, “People truly respect one another at the Global Youth Village and I felt so welcome here. So many stereotypes were broken through many interactions with my new Iraqi friends.”

Hannah’s GYV experience inspired her to start the organization NewView, a pen-pal program that connects Iraqi and other youth around the world with U.S. youth to promote greater cultural understanding. Check out her project at: http://www.tinyurl.com/newviewus