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Traci Singleton

Traci is a current student at Mount Mary University who is expected to graduate in May. In addition to interning at GYLI, she is also presently interning at National Government Services performing audit work. At Mount Mary University she served as a mentor, Vice President on the Student Government Association, and volunteered as a Student…
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October 24, 2014 0

2015 Dominican Republic Educator Program

Are you a professional educator looking to have a fun and meaningful experience in another country while enriching and advancing your career this spring break? Join other educators for a formative professional development experience in the areas of: Broadfield History and Social Studies The history and impact of Slavery Cultural Studies Latin American studies In the past…
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October 15, 2014 0

Langley Middle School Costa Rica Trip 2014

For the 4th year in a row, GYLI has developed and facilitated the Langley School 8th Grade Trip to Costa Rica. This custom program brings together many strengths of GYLI such as: working with adults and students as co-learners; helping participants build deep connections with nature through hands on activities; and cross-cultural peer-to-peer engagement.   Langley…
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October 9, 2014 0

High School Sequence 2014

This summer GYLI held five transformative trips in the 12th consecutive year of offering High School Sequence. As many of you know these programs began in 2002 in response to the events of 9/11/2001—and we have been offering them every year since that tragic day.  There were two YEAR 1 programs “Sailing in the Wake…
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October 9, 2014 0

Jóvenes en Acción 2014 Milwaukee

This year GYLI hosted a group of young leaders in Milwaukee from all over Mexico through World Learning’s Jovenes en Accion (JEA) program funded by the US Department of State. Students came with a specific focus on participating in service projects that contributed to bettering the communities they live in. One highlight from this program…
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October 9, 2014 0

Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Programs 2014 in Chicago, Boston and Milwaukee

This summer GYLI hosted 3 Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Programs (IYLEP) in partnership with World Learning and funded by the U.S. Department of State, in the cities of Chicago, Boston and Milwaukee. Over thirty families graciously opened their homes to host these students and adult mentors, fostering positive relationships and cultural understanding between our countries.…
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October 9, 2014 0

GYLI 2014 Workshops

This Fall GYLI has led a number of workshops for students throughout the US, as well as in Costa Rica. GYLI facilitated a workshop on leadership for club leaders as well as a visiting delegation of Brazilian students at Ursuline Academy in Dallas, TX focusing on developing awareness and understanding of effective collaborative leadership methods, and how…
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October 9, 2014 0

Day 9–Leader Learning Plans (LLPs)

One key aspect of GYLI programs that separates them from other programs it the Leader Learning Plan.  The LLP is a process to transfer the learning from the GYLI program back into the school or community that sent the students and teachers.  You can read more about them here: https://www.gyli.org/leader-learning-plan-llp/ The LLP has 4 key parts:…
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July 24, 2014 0