The J.U.S.T (Journeys to Uncover Social Truth) Global Fellowship is a global youth initiative that partners with community organizations to send high school and college students of color to engage in international work and volunteerism abroad during the summer. These international experiences are designed to empower these future global leaders to be more effective, respectful of other cultures and political and economic systems, and willing to take a stand for the world's welfare.
Witness for Peace Southeast
July 10 through July 21, 2017
Ages 15 – 18
Delegation Fee: $1,300 + cost of flight*
July 22 through July 31, 2017
Ages 14 – 18
*Movement of Youth will assist with fundraising efforts
Witness for Peace (WFP) is a politically independent, nationwide grassroots organization of people committed to nonviolence and led by faith and conscience. WFP’s mission is to support peace, justice and sustainable economies in the Americas by changing U.S. policies and corporate practices that contribute to poverty and oppression in Latin America and the Caribbean. We stand with people seeking justice.
WFP has a long history of leading delegations to Nicaragua. The WFP Southeast region has led youth delegations to Nicaragua every summer for 20 years. Nicaragua is an ideal destination for youth who want to experience a different culture and way of living. It is a peaceful and beautiful country with abundant natural resources. It is also the poorest country in Central America. On the Nicaragua delegation, students will have the opportunity to learn about Nicaraguan people and culture, discover the realities of free and fair trade, develop skills to be an advocate for social justice, and explore the country’s beautiful attractions.
ADARE Soccer, Inc. (ADARE Soccer) operates free soccer camps in impoverished communities around the world. ADARE Soccer delivers two basic, yet crucial components of successful soccer programs to these communities: experienced coaches and quality equipment. Our coaches, who are familiar with European and US classic-level youth training, plan, organize and execute seven to ten day soccer camps. Trip participants will have the opportunity to travel to the islands of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and help to facilitate this soccer camp while also exploring the beautiful islands and learning more about the local culture and customs.
In years to come, the J.U.S.T. Global Fellowship will strive to (1) increase international awareness and cultural exchange for students of color, (2) facilitate short-term and long-term volunteerism domestically and overseas, and (3) develop leadership skills that are applied on a global level.