With the holidays upon us, Greenheart International is considering ways to share gratitude! Throughout December we will be featuring letters of appreciation from our scholarship and grant recipients, blogs about our stellar donors, and requesting the help of our community to share in the generosity of the season by making a donation to Greenheart.
Help spread our #GreenheartGratitude by making a donation to the causes below today!
Click to expand the headings below to learn more about each program.
Camp Greenheart welcomes Chicago youth to attend a week at summer camp filled with team building, confidence boosting and creativity inspiring activities, and free of any financial burden. This experience is further enriched with environmental, social and cultural awareness education that empowers campers to become global leaders in their communities. Your donation ensures that Chicago youth are able to expand their worldview, explore nature, and experience adventure.
“I learned that we have to take care of the earth. It is important because the earth can soon become dangerous for people, animals, and plants if we do not take care of it.”
“I plan to act as a global leader after Camp Greenheart by helping the environment, not polluting, helping others, and being safe. If I do all these things our world will be so much better.”
“I learned that people are different in their own way and that’s important because we need to respect them being unique.”
Greenheart Global Leaders Conference
The Greenheart Global Leaders Conference unites Global Leaders in the pursuit of making a more sustainable, healthy and socially-just planet. The conference welcomes Greenheart Travel and CCI Greenheart participants and alumni from around the world to experience a true cross-cultural experience involving volunteerism, professional networking, personal development, and leadership training. By donating, you ensure that participants continue developing into world leaders and impacting their home communities around the world.
“We need to be advocates for one another, support vulnerable groups and help them thrive. This project once again helped me realize that we are all created equal and everybody deserves the opportunity to actualize their full potential, have a dream and do everything for its fulfillment. I am very excited to start working on new initiatives that can bring light to my country. This valuable experience helped me grow professionally and personally and it inspired me to keep being a social justice warrior in Georgia. I know that I can always count on CCI Greenheart. This organization is the backbone of all of my projects and the CCI Greenheart staff is a genuine inspiration that helps me to thrive in my future endeavors.”
– J-1 High School participant Nino Jibuti
Home Country: Georgia
“The most important thing I learned from the project is COOPERATION. I met people from all around the world. We spoke different native languages, we had different complexions and different customs, but our goal was the same. We are human beings. All of us want to make our world better and better. So when we get together, we go further.“
– Work and Travel participant Tim Wei
Home Country: China
The Greenheart Club funds sustainable, high impact Greenheart Service Projects around the world. Current participants and alumni can apply for grants of up to $1000 to implement their project in either their host or their home community. The Greenheart Club funds, monitors and shares stories of each and every ongoing project. By donating you ensure that Greenheart can continue spreading impact through volunteer projects around the world.
“I want to take this opportunity to thank Greenheart for this chance to make peoples’ days more beautiful, to help them learn something new, and to have so much fun. Now we have the one and only Greenheart Club corner in Georgia and I made it, which really makes me proud.”
– CCI Greenheart alumna Nino Khurtsidze
“With the Greenheart Service Grant, I was able to purchase new supplies and sporting goods for my school. The chance to use these in their extracurricular activities provided great motivation for my students. Furthermore, they could continue to be used by the school even after I returned to the U.S.”
– Greenheart Travel alumna Han Jang
Greenheart Travel offers the opportunity for high school students to broaden their perspective through study and language immersion programs abroad through our Greenheart Travel Global Explorer Scholarships. Applicants have the chance to study on a Greenheart Travel Trimester High School Abroad program or a Teen Summer Language Camp program. By donating to Greenheart Travel you ensure high school students are able to gain independence, develop language skills, and experience other cultures regardless of their financial situation.
“Since my study abroad program was a language camp, my whole trip was centered around learning Spanish. Every morning I had a three-hour class in which I learned grammar and vocab in a conversational method, but I think I learned the most in the times outside of class. In the times at my host home when I’d be describing my life back in the States, in a restaurant when I’m trying to order my food, and in all the moments when I simply needed to communicate in daily life outside the classroom. These moments challenged me the most, and where there is the greatest challenge there is often the greatest reward.”
– Owen Arnall, Springfield, Missouri, Language Camp Abroad
“Have you ever thought to yourself, ‘Hey, wouldn’t it be easy to go to a different country alone and learn a new language?’ Probably not. And the reason you haven’t is because you know it will be challenging, and even sometimes make you shockingly frustrated. But the thing is, it isn’t always like that and, in the end, it gets better. After my first week in Florence, Italy at my language camp I can speak to the rewards, challenges and experiences you will have that make traveling to a new place worth it.”
– Libby Crecco, Clarkson, Nebraska
High School Programs
CCI Greenheart offers two scholarship opportunities to encourage students from around the world to embark on a cultural exchange program in the U.S., regardless of their financial situation.
The Augustin Prado Scholarship provides economically deserving and extraordinary students the opportunity to experience a life-changing high school academic exchange program in the United States.
Greenheart English Camp is a multinational ESL summer camp that connect students from across the globe through their mutual desire to learn English, discover global leadership, volunteer, prepare for University and careers, and find lifelong friends.
By donating to our High School Programs you ensure international students are able to experience the vibrant cultural, traditions, and people of the United States.
“Now I think that the world is a team. We need to work together to make changes and make a better world in the future. We need to make changes now and take initiative to just help others, work like a team and try to do everything that you do as best as you can.”
– Scholarship Recipient: Ana Maria, 14 year old student from Colombia
“We were 23 students in total and each and every one of us were different from the others as we came from different countries and different cultures. Each student contributed to creating a comfortable environment that came to feel like home. The staff became part of our little family as they were unique and loyal individuals that taught us not only how to grow as global leaders but also how to grow as persons.”
– Scholarship Recipient: Andrea, 17 year old student from Spain
Greenheart Transforms empowers people of all ages to affect positive change through events and retreats focused on leadership and collaboration. A recent four-day gathering at Sunrise Ranch in Colorado brought together 54 people from a range of organizations to collaborate for the greater good. Panel discussions and collaborative projects provide a space for leaders and change makers to recharge in nature, reconnect to the Source, and co-create plans for shifting global consciousness as a means to overcoming current challenges faced by humanity. Your donation to Greenheart Transforms provides scholarships that ensure all of our community members are able to attend these transformative events.
“I felt so plugged in, energized, and I’m so excited to go back home and just share this with people.” – Bryan Alvarez
“The Synergy Forum provided a lot of inspiration for me to have purpose in my life and I know that everybody shared that feeling.” – Steven Peterson