Global Experience - Cuba
Vertical Skillz Outreach took a tour of Cuba’s rich culture. We learned the history of Cuba’s art, sports, music, and agriculture. Connected with local boxers, yogis, farmers, consumers, activists, children, and more. This was a mini-study-abroad trip for middle and high school students to totally immerse themselves in another world. We appreciated the differences and the things that unite us as a people.
Our activities included historical site tours, special speakers, sports complexes, art tours, and participation in a day of service with local children. We enjoyed the food and beaches, and brought all the things we experienced back to the US to give back to our own communities.
We enhanced our youth's understanding of a place other than the Bay Area and the US. Our mission was to gain empathy and compassion, learn new ideas, and be grateful for the things we have and the things we don’t.
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Global Experience component:
Students will have the opportunity to apply to this program. It is designed to help prepare middle school and high school students for academic, professional and personal success. Participants will be required to engage in community service in partnership with a local school or nonprofit in the host country. Students have an opportunity to immerse themselves in and learn about other cultures while traveling to various locations with Vertical Skillz Outreach. This program focuses on youth of color and those of low-income backgrounds who have not had prior access to international travel opportunities.
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