Tin-Man Travels to the Dominican Republic

By: Christopher Smith  Background on heart condition  I was born with what is known as a Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) The CDC defines a CCHD as a heart condition which will require surgery within the first year of life. Throughout my life, I have had my...

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Expectations. Passion. Hunger. Growth.

Expectations. If you were to ask me what I thought I was going to experience in Kenya, compared to what I actually experienced here... they would be completely different. Honestly, I am not even sure I can put into words what I was thinking before I came here now that...

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All the letters…just do it

By: Tailyr McAlpin "The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team." – Phil JacksonThis quote by Phil Jackson helps me reflect on this journey that is SkillCorps. I remember when applying to travel and thinking,...

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Teachers Can Learn Too

By: Lacey DeSalles While in Nigeria I had the opportunity to observe ABA being implemented within a school setting. I was blown away by the enthusiasm towards outside providers coming into the school to support students as this is not something that happens often in...

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I fall more in love with this country

By: Kaitlyn Joines As my time in Indonesia continues, I fall more in love with this country! The first week at the center was awesome and bonding with the staff was definitely my favorite part. They were so excited for us to go on our excursion and gave us a lot of...

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One thing I can take away from this trip

By: Samantha Noriega To be in the presence of a different culture, their customs, my team and the center staff, it has raised such profound moments that I am lucky to be a part of. Every day I am reminded that I am where I’m supposed to be. One thing I can take away...

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The Time is Now

By: Megan Pakeltis I first discovered Global Autism Project 3 years ago and knew right away this was something I had to be a part of. From that moment, I endlessly talked about how I couldn’t wait to volunteer with SkillCorps, but I first needed to finish grad school...

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Gave my why back

By: Amanda Mulligan Growing up you think about your future you dream of changing the world and having an impact like no other. When I found the Global Autism Project, I knew this was the perfect opportunity. I’m 25 with nothing holding me back to take all the...

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Let’s do it!

By: Chelsea Parrott Travel writing is something I've been doing for awhile now. It's something I've always loved. The concept of someone else reading my words and being able to imagine even half the joy I experience while travelling is beyond words. Wanderlust runs...

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