Help Support My Fellowship!
My name is Cierra and in 2 weeks I will be graduating from high school. While all of my friends are worried about roommates, meal plans, and why they can’t have a rice cooker in their dorm room, I am preparing to stray from that traditional path as I, along with 100 other young people, will be moving to a foreign country for 8 months. This is because I am a 2015 Global Citizen Year Fellow.
Global Citizen Year is a leadership development program that gives high school graduates the opportunity to experience life in foreign culture and gain skills that will be essential to their success in our increasingly globalized world. The above video was created by Emily Hwang (2013 Global Citizen Year Fellow). Beginning in September 2014, I will be living and working in an apprenticeship with a local educational organization in a small Ecuadorian Community until April 2015. Following my completion of Global Citizen Year, my college will be awarding me 30 credits towards my degree.
This is an amazing, once in a lifetime opportunity and I can not wait to begin this journey. It would not be possible, however, without the Global Citizen Year Fellows Fund which provides financial assistance to over 80% of Fellows and fully funded fellowships to about 20%. Each Fellow is to raise a minimum $2,500 that goes directly into the Fellows Fund in order to help provide aid for the following year. It is also a leadership challenge which tests my ability to mobilize my network, effectively communicate my story, and marshal resources to support my cause, all of which are skills that will benefit me as an entrepreneurial leader.
So, please, take the time and donate to the Global Citizen Year Fellow’s Fund by clicking HERE to visit my donation page and clicking HERE to learn more about Global Citizen Year. EVERY LITTLE BIT COUNTS!
Additionally, I will be posting to my Global Citizen Year Fellow’s blog throughout the time I’m in Ecuador. You can subscribe to receive email updates each time that I post. Click HERE to see blogs from past years and keep an eye out for my profile. I will share it at the end of June when it is available!
P.S. Even if you are unable to donate right now, please share this with anyone and everyone! Thanks for your support!!