It’s hard to believe that the first Odyssey program of 2019 is already over! To celebrate, we’d like to take this moment to share some successes from the Jr. Greenheart Global Leaders Conference.
As a quick refresher, the Odyssey is the award-winning scholarship program of Greenheart that serves 130 local Chicago and international youth through a series of 5 consecutive programs dedicated to the pursuit of service and global leadership. The core programs include Camp Greenheart, Jr. GGLC, Quest, GGLC, and the Alumni Council.
So how did our first Odyssey program of the year turnout?
Let’s hear what the Jr. GGLC scholars had to say:
“Jr. GGLC was an incredible experience. I cannot stress enough on how much it has affected and changed me for the greater good… It was really the highlight of my exchange year because I learnt so much about what I can do for the earth. Overall, it goes without saying that I can’t wait to take advantage of the rest of the amazing opportunities that Greenheart has to offer.”
“I now have an exponentially heightened confidence in my abilities to make change. I took away from this conference many skills that I believe will allow me to start enacting change in my community right now… I always cared about social and environmental issues but this conference forced me to change my mindset from a bystander who cared without acting, to an activist who not only has an ability, but an obligation to make change.”
Conference activities included:
These programs are changing scholars’ lives:
From left to right: Ian Taraszewski (USA), Lindsey Feeley (USA), Elena Vuzka (Ukraine), Krittika Ghosh (India), Paula Lorente Gómez (Spain), Manyi Chum (Cambodia), Winnie Chuang (Taiwan), Rin Nishikawa (Japan) and Marius Ignat (Romania).
How can YOU experience more of Jr. GGLC?
A huge thank you to our incredible donors for making this conference possible by supporting our Greenheart Odyssey Programs and inspiring the next generation of young leaders:
“I now have an exponentially heightened confidence in my abilities to make change. I took away many skills that I believe will allow me to start enacting change in my community, these skills give me hope that one day I can make an impact on the world on a larger scale. I always cared about social and environmental issues but this conference forced me to alter my mindset from a bystander who cared without acting, to an activist who not only has an ability, but an obligation to make change.”
Want to support our mission? Consider donating to the upcoming year of The Odyssey by visiting our website.