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"Wishing everyone another safe and inspiring summer!"
We all need to listen more, become more aware of the facts, seek progress together, be open and embrace new ideas. At the Global Youth Village, we want diversity. You can help us by giving to our scholarship fund. We have raised $10,000 to date and need $5,000 more. This will allow 15 young people to come this summer. People like Nguyen Vu.
When Nguyen Vu was 13, he was a refugee from Vietnam living in the US. he had seen horrible things and did not feel confident. After one summer at the Global Youth Village, he believed that he could change the world by being his best self. He studied hard, made his friends think about the words they chose to say, and the actions they took to help others. He is now a renown Pediatric cardiologist in Chicago and has trained doctors in Vietnam in life saving techniques.
Sometimes doing the right thing is hard. We might be scared of getting hurt, we may lack the confidence to try new things, we might believe we are too small and insignificant to really make a difference. A group of three Iraqi students, alumni of Legacy International's Global Youth Village, didn't let fear get in the way of making a difference in the lives of poor families in war-torn Baghdad.
Utilizing the leadership training they received during Legacy's international summer program, these teens recruited other young volunteers, collaborated with the Iraqi Army, and managed distribution logistics during the day of their service project. They did this all among rising violence and terrorism in their country's capital. (Talk about leading with courage!)
There are over 4500 GYV alumni with similar stories. One summer in a teen's life is an investment in the future.
Help us create a legacy of peace, a legacy of change, a legacy of service, a legacy of leadership, a legacy of success, a legacy of understanding.
What legacy are you leaving?