Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Bye Bye Skyscrapers. Hello GLACIERS!

Now that finals are over, the expedition is right around the corner. I am excited and anxious for what is in store. When I was younger I had a fascination with polar bears and studies of the Arctic. Now all the things I have read is going to be in arms reach. This is a dream come true! I look forward to learning about the highlights of the Arctic and sharing it with all of you. I will keep you posted on my hiking journey in Buenos Aires to shuttling through glaciers in Antarctica.

I have been involved with UPROSE for a year and half. Through out that time I learned the responsibilities I have as a young Latina in my community. It is the youth's duty to speak out and be informed of the assets and burdens that is within the community. UPROSE taught me communication and leadership skills in order to do so. I have helped organize youth summits, spoke at the MTA student metro cards public hearing, attended a Free Minds, Free People youth summit in Houston, Texas to facilitate a workshop on Environmental Justice, as well as trained up coming youth. This has been a great learning experience and I will continue grow as a youth leader and college student.

Signing out.. Arctic Celi

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