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2018 Year 3 Recap

In our two Year 3 programs in Costa Rica, we offer students and teachers a deep dive into environmental sustainability, meeting others from different backgrounds, and seeing themselves as change agents.   The highlight of the Year 3 continues to be the home-stay experience. The authentic lens into community and culture affords great insight for our youth.…
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September 19, 2018 0

2018 Year 2 Recap

We offered 2 Year 2 programs at the Lama Foundation in Northern New Mexico.  Here our goal is to deepen the conversation, and further challenge students and teachers to reflect, to live differently, and to be intentional in their relationships with self, others, and the earth. According to our teachers and students, highlights from the…
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September 19, 2018 0

2018 Year 1 Recap

GYLI offered four Year 1 programs this summer:  2 in Connecticut, 1 in Los Angeles and 1 launching from Kenosha, WI.  Sailing aboard the Mystic Whaler, Exy Johnson and Red Witch – students and adults raised sail learning about themselves and others. Highlights of the these programs were again the great work of Kojo Bey…
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September 19, 2018 0

BaSheeba Mays

BaSheeba Mays BaSheeba “Sheeba” Mays is a sister, daughter, friend, and has occasional wanderlust. Her differing roles, comedic personality, and international travel experiences immensely influence what she loves: being a leader. Sheeba realizes that she has a niche for leadership and motivating others. She is very proud to have received a Master’s Degree in Strategic…
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May 17, 2018 0

Accounting Manager/Program Coordinator

Aloyce Gonzaga Lekuton (known as Mr. L) joined LFA as a full-time Accounting Manager and Program Coordinator in the Stuart Center for Global Leadership in November of 2016. Aloyce earned his BS in Agricultural Engineering from EARTH University in Costa Rica. He has worked for an agricultural NGO in South Africa as Program Assistant, the…
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May 15, 2018 0

Accounting Manager / Program Coordinator

Aloyce Gonzaga Lekuton (known as Mr. L) joined LFA as a full-time Accounting Manager and Program Coordinator in the Stuart Center for Global Leadership in November of 2016. Aloyce earned his BS in Agricultural Engineering from EARTH University in Costa Rica. He has worked for an agricultural NGO in South Africa as Program Assistant, the…
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April 17, 2018 0

Accounting Manager/Program Coordinator

Aloyce Gonzaga Lekuton earned his Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering from EARTH University in Costa Rica. In his previous work experience, he worked as a program Intern/Project assistant for Orchard Africa in South Africa, World Vision Kenya as a volunteer in Child Sponsorship Program, Jamii Bora Bank Kenya as Loan Officer/Acting branch manager and…
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April 3, 2018 0

Costa Rica Day 9

Yesterday the group had to say goodbye to their individual host families. They came back together for a long yet exciting day. The kids got a break from the more serious talks about the pillars of GYLI and had some fun white water rafting! After the day of rafting, you would think the kids were…
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July 19, 2017 0

Days 5-8 Homestay

Since 2005 GYLI has partnered with EARTH University and the La Argentina Community near EARTH to provide a 4 day homestay experience.  This is always one of the students’ and adults’ highlight of the Costa Rica experience. To be welcomed into someone’s home and to learn from them over a few days is a very…
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July 17, 2017 0

Costa Rica Day 2-4

Our Costa Rica group is enjoying their stay thus far while also learning a lot about environmental sustainability and the Costa Rican culture. Day 3, their first day at EARTH University began with a tour of their large campus and some intro to the community. They also began to work on their knowledge of multicultural…
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July 14, 2017 0