One World Youth Project (OWYP) is a DC non-profit that trains university students to collaborate with middle school teachers around the world to build generations of discerning, empathetic, and empowered global citizens. Humanities DC has funded a number of collaborations between this outstanding organization and other cultural organizations including Teaching for Change and Split this Rock.
The work of OWYP is inspiring not only to the middle school students it impacts the most, but also the teachers, staff, and university students who operate it. Motivated by her experience, one of these students, Kyla McClure has decided to embark on a bicycle trip that will see her circumnavigate the globe, raising funds and awareness for kids around the world (including OWYP).
Here’s Kyla’s pledge:
I intend to cycle 22,000 miles around the world in 2015-2016 with my partner Didier Jourdain. We will be traveling an average of 60 miles a day starting in Europe, moving through Central Asia, then traveling to Southeast Asia, then we’ll fly to South America, lastly, we’ll wrap up by making our way up to San Diego.
OWYP helped to inspire this adventure so we have decided to give back by fundraising to support the opportunities that OWYP provides for kids across the globe. Our goal is to raise $1 per mile that we travel to fund new technology that will allow classrooms around the world to connect with each other more effectively.
We invite you to follow our journey as we travel across four continents and meet thousands of people along the way. Please check out our blog at www.thereandbikeagain.comwww.thereandbikeagain.com/support-us
Humanities DC is proud to support organizations like OWYP in their efforts to promote collaborative efforts between teachers and students, the development of future global leaders, and a philanthropic spirit in all those who participate in their programs.