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Take a leap by doing something you never thought you could do
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Have you ever thought about living in another country, even if it was only for a few weeks? If you thought it was too difficult to plan or you were too young to go, we have something that will help change your mind!
The wonderful staff over at Global Leadership Adventures is excited to launch a new series of webinars and Twitter hangouts designed to inform, educate, and entertain teens considering volunteering in another country this coming summer. These short sessions are made to work with your already-busy schedule: webinar dates are spread out over various months and are hosted at different times of day. Better yet, they’re not long or redundant! Don’t expect a boring business lecture… they’re ready to give you the tools you need to think about traveling to Africa, Asia, or Latin America in summer 2015.
There are four types of webinars that will be featured throughout the winter and spring:
The first GLA webinar begins on Thursday, January 8th, so don’t forget to check out the GLA webinar/hangout schedule (see link below).
Teens across the United States know what it’s like to wake up with the sun.
About 43% of U.S. public high schools start before 8 a.m.- significantly earlier than at most workplaces. We’re all for learning self-discipline and making the most out of your time in high school, but is waking up at the crack of dawn really what is best for growing teens?
Many people- including the superintendents of school districts in 41 states- say no. The issue of high school students functioning at higher levels later in the day, yet being expected to perform earlier than any other age group, is not a new one. The growing support for moving high school start times to later in the morning, however, has only in the past year begun to gain momentum.
Even U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, has tweeted his support. He also linked to an article on the issue in the Washington Post (read here).
What do you guys think? Would waking up an hour or two later each morning make a difference? If you’re convinced, take action!