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  •  I have been fortunate to have many experiences with my family and groups. There is one particular experience that I think has changed me completely. The ULBC program (Urban League of Broward County) changed my way of thinking and everything in general. The people I met, places I have traveled and...

  • Life is littered with opportunities. They surround us—calling out to the reaching minds of the world, crying, “Pick me!” or presenting themselves with a shining ribbon tied on top. Many people don’t recognize the golden moments when they come along. They are distracted by the chaos of life, the...

  • My eyes scan the small living room, taking in the scene of absolute chaos. I see four children fighting for my hands, a monkey-like child jumping from a bookcase onto my back, two children peeing in the corner, and two more screaming at each other. The remaining five children play with the tattered...

  • Summer of 2009 I traveled as a student ambassador for People to People. The program’s destinations were the Imperial Capitals of Europe traveling to Eastern Europe and Russia. This trip is one that I will never forget and one memory that will stay with me forever happened in Berlin, Germany. On...

    Tags: Europe, Exploring
  • Over the past year in October 2008 I learned about and got introduced to the People to People Student Ambassador Program that was started by our forty- third President Dwight D. Eisenhower. This program gives students of all ages a chance to interact with other cultures around the world. I was...

    Tags: Europe
  • It was July of 2009.  My family was going to our annual trip up to Pennsylvania to visit my Aunt Janet at her lake house.  Our destination: Indian Lake.  Why? to celebrate the fourth of July.  With a family of five, airplane ticket costs were out of the question.  Instead of flying, there was...

  •  It started out like any other vacation, a long drive and then finally the suspense ended when we finally arrived. It was Christmas 2008 and my family and I were going to Texas to visit my grandparents. The entire trip was all planned and on the second day we were to cross the boarder into Progreso...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • In my seventeen years of life, I have been to numerous places including resorts in Mexico California and Florida, and the nothingness of the Midwest including Oklahoma, Texas, Nebraska, Iowa, and Missouri. But of all these great and not so great places I have been, the one that's memories will...

  • It’s been seven years since I stepped on this soil, there was no feeling of a missing memory, my presence was always here. Yet, I needed to regain the knowledge of my roots. Upon arriving in Agra, I saw the green and orange flag with the print of a wheel in the middle, there was no wind, the flag...

    Tags: Asia, India
  •             Saood Abdul-Kabir peers over me as I dipped a big toe into sleep. As soon as I was drowning in the blackness of sleep, Saood encroaches upon my sleeping figure and shakes it awake. This pattern was precedence for all occasions. There was no sleeping around Saood Abdul-Kabir...

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