Hi everyone, my name is Morgan Harrison and I have recently been accepted to participate overseas in a volunteer and leadership program with EDventure. EDventure is a volunteer organization which offers participants leadership and personal development certification, while engaging in meaningful volunteer projects in the developing world. I will be traveling with EDventure as a volunteer assisting in conservation efforts in Costa Rica. During my program, I will spend 3 weeks engaging in leadership development workshops with other volunteers, while applying these skills directly to efforts in wildlife sanctuaries. I will be directly involved in creating positive change and providing direct support within Costa Rica. While working in conservation efforts, I will care for sea turtles and learn firsthand about environmental issues that affect us on a global scale. This will help me to expand my international network, to understand the local communities, and to build bridges with another culture that will further develop my global leadership skills. I am very excited to have been accepted to the EDventure program, and I am preparing for my trip by looking into fundraising activities at Colorado Mesa University where I am attending school. The overall cost for the 3 week program is $3500. This includes my accommodation, meals, project resources, transportation, within Costa Rica, and financial support for the community in which I will be volunteering. Even a minimal donation will help me towards this incredible journey and opportunity.