It will be a while before Peanut’s eligible for this program, but I thought I’d pass on the information for those who have older kiddos who might be interested. I’ve pasted Laura Portalupi’s email in full below:
LEADING THE WAY 2012
We are accepting applications from blind, visually impaired and sighted students ages 15-21 through NOVEMBER 18, 2011, for the 2012 Leading the Way program. Apply online or nominate a student at www.globalexplorers.org/leadingtheway.
Full scholarships are available, including special scholarships designated for participants from Massachusetts and the Pacific Northwest.
Peruvian Highlands: Cusco, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu, Peru | July 8-17, 2012
The Peruvian highlands are an ideal landscape to experience the power of a determined human spirit and to challenge yourself as a leader. Spend the first three days experiencing culture in the magical city of Cusco and the breathtaking Sacred Valley and the next five days hiking through spectacular mountain vistas and ancient Inca ruins.
Rim to River: Grand Canyon, Arizona | July 20-31, 2012
Spend the first three days engaging in service and experiencing the vast culture of the area on the South Rim of the Canyon and the next seven days on the upper half of the world-renowned Colorado River. The team will raft exhilarating whitewater, float through calm stretches and journey by foot through slot canyons.
If you have any questions or would like more information (braille and LP materials are available), please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-877-627-1425.
Leading the Way Program Coordinator