Monday, July 4, 2011

Join the Gap Year Movement

As I write this blog encouraging young people to do an international Gap Year, I am in Mexico watching spectacular fireworks in the U.S.......on television. With tears in my eyes. We are an extraordinary country.

The Fourth is a holiday celebrating the rights and freedoms of all U.S. citizens.

The Statue of Liberty is on the screen, a symbol of a country that has historically welcomed immigrants, "the tired, the hungry, the poor, the wretched masses yearning to be free." We're a population built on the skills, the contributions, the dreams of people from all over the world. Most of us are just a few generations away from our immigrant ancestors.

Because of our open arms and the people we've welcomed, we've become world leaders. But history has brought us to a new era....a global one. If we are to continue as world leaders, we have to know, understand, and respect the world we want to lead.

Our leaders of the future will be drawn from today's youth. If you want to be one of those leaders, DO A GAP YEAR!

Check out our other Gap Year site, has all the information you need to explore your dreams of an international journey. And if you are a parent or an educator, we have some information for you too. A Gap Year really is a life-changing experience. Education shouldn't be trapped in a classroom; there's a world out there. Expand your mind, your world, your heart. Do a Gap Year.

And when you go to the site, please check 'Like" and "+1"

See you there. Love, Rita

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