HYC members bound for Nicaragua
Seven members of the Heights Youth Club have been awarded International Partners in Mission scholarships and will travel to Managua, Nicaragua, to participate in a cultural immersion experience program from June 11-18. Cleveland Heights High School students Alysia Taylor, James Williams, Jamal Wilson, and Mario Braxton; Shaker Heights High School student Olivia Morgan; Cleveland Central Catholic High School student Anatasia Williams; and Wiley Middle School student Jeremy Taylor, were selected to participate. All are members of the organization’s Keystone Leadership Club, which emphasizes volunteerism, commitment and a desire to serve others.
Immersion experience programs build cross-cultural partnerships so that participants can gain a greater understanding of the global realities of poverty and injustice.
Two adult chaperones will travel with the students. Roscoe Morgan, director of the Heights Youth Club, will be a chaperone. During the trip, participants will visit organizations that promote women's and children’s health and income-building projects for the impoverished, such as a women’s sewing cooperative.
HYC members are fundraising to earn money for passports and medical expenses. For more information, or to make a donation, contact Roscoe Morgan, at 216-321-Club.
The Heights Youth Club provides a positive and safe environment for young people to learn and develop skills related to education, interpersonal growth and community involvement. It is affiliated with the Boys and Girls Club of America. The club is located at 2065 Lee Road in Cleveland Heights. Learn more at www.heightsyouthclub.org. Learn more about the International Partners in Mission program at www.ipmconnect.org.
Deanna Bremer Fisher
Deanna Bremer Fisher is executive director of FutureHeights and publisher of the Heights Observer.