Sabrina has been chosen and asked to be a US Ambassador for a fantastic educational experience with People To People (a program started by Dwight D. Eisenhower for the promotion of world peace).
As a single parent barely making ends meet, I humbly ask those of you who can, to help me make this once-in-a-lifetime educational experience happen for my daughter. Sabrina has been academically honored throughout all her years of schooling, has been consistently active in the sports offered by her schools and community, has been a Girl Scout for 11 years and has been known to volunteer her time and knowledge to those who needs assistance. She earned the offer of US Ambassadorship and I would like to make this possible for her through your charitable donations.
In participating with this program, Sabrina has the opportunity to earn "5" college credits, gain knowledge in cultural diversity and will have have a better chance of attending the college of her first choice.
She will be traveling with them to England, France, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, Austria and Switzerland. The academic focus is on Architecture, Art, Conservation, History, Language Learning and Political Science. (Specific trip information follows.)
Sabrina will experience these magnificent countries in ways that will inspire her imagination, feed her curiosity and give her a new perspective on this amazing part of the world.
London: The Hampton Court Palace, Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, West End Theatre and Covent Garden. While in London, she will be discussing modern-day politics during during special access to a representative of Parliament to understand the respective roles of the House of Commons, the House of Lords, the Monarch and the European Union.
Paris, France: Sabrina will be honoring the fallen at the Normandy American Cemetery, meet and talk with a surviving witness to World War II and receive a warm Ambassadorial welcome from the mayor of Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer. She will come face to face with Leonardo's masterpiece, Mona Lisa, explore the Hall of Mirrors and stand in the very place where the treaty ending World War I was signed, discover Chateau de Versailles, the historic Montmartre area and the Eiffel Tower.
Bruges, Belgium: Sabrina will visit the Flanders Fields Museum (dedicated to peace) and honor fallen World War I soldiers to better understand the devastation of war and pay her respects at the Menin Gate Memorial. She will then explore Bruges and watch Bengian chocolatiers create and visit a traditional Belgian waffle-maker.
Hague, Netherlands: She will walk the mansions and embassies of The Hague, Peace Palace and the International Court of Justice (the main court of the United Nations) before bicycling to Kinderdijk, a famous 17th-century Dutch heritage windmill park.
Amsterdam, Netherlands: Sabrina will learn the Dutch specialty - clog-making then walk the same streets Anne Frank and her family walked and understand more of the tragedy of the Holocaust. She will discover the canals and bridges of Amsterdam during a canal cruise.
Germany: On tour, she will see the Cologne Cathedral, cruise the Rhine River and learn of folklore about the Lorelei (a rock rising above the riverbank), explore the Castle of Heidelberg, and experience a homestay with her International Host Family and, of course, learn how the famous German cuckoo clocks are made.
Montafon Valley, Austria: Sabrina will be on a guided hike amidst the Swiss Alps and discover the art of cheese-making.
Zurich, Switzerland: Sabrina will take part in a history-scavenger hunt competition to learn more about the history of the unique sights in Zurich.