My name is Tanner Juby and I have recently been accepted to participate in a leadership volunteer program overseas with EDventure. EDventure is an educational leadership volunteer organization which offers its participants leadership and personal development certification, whilst engaging in volunteer projects in the developing world. I am writing you to request sponsorship for a small portion of my program costs. I will be traveling with EDventure as a volunteer working on a humanitarian/conservation project in Costa Rica. On my program, I will spend 3 weeks engaging in leadership development workshops with other volunteers and applying these skills directly to projects in wildlife sanctuaries/schools and orphanages in Costa Rica.
I will be directly involved in creating positive change in these communities. While working in classrooms/wildlife sanctuaries, I will teach groups of children reading and writing skills, art, and organize sports and group activities/help care for wildlife, such as monkeys or sea turtles.
As part of the programs I will also engage in local cultural activities within the country. These will help me to understand and build bridges with another culture that will further develop my global leadership skills.
These overseas experiences will no doubt push me beyond my comfort zone, and allow me to fully experience learning in a way that I haven’t before experienced. In addition, this experience will give me the skills I need to enhance my resume and prepare me to be an asset in the professional world as I pursue a career in Computer Science.