What if you’d never slept in a bed?

This year students from 16 different countries who currently live in the UK, Belgium, Germany, and Switzerland boarded buses for “Project Compassion” in Serbia. Students engaged in several work projects one of which was renovating a home and providing beds for a very special Roma family whose 9 children had never slept in bed. I […]

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A family of twelve, two rooms, no beds and a chance to help.

Husband, wife, grandmother and 9 children sharing two rooms. Those two rooms serve as the kitchen, living room and sleeping room. There are no beds…

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Trying to bless those in need…

Throughout the year we’re looking for ways to engage students in serving others. Each winter we turn our focus to our homeless neighbors and work to provide some needed items. Here’s a quick video summary…

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20 Feet and a Coaching Legacy

Westering coached football players have greatly impacted my leadership and philosophy, and I count myself grateful for being fortunate enough to “be around.”

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A Must Have for Writers!

I am so thankful for tools that make writing easier. When you’re communicating as much as I do, whether in person or via technology, what and how you communicate matters. If you’ve watched a youtube video in the last few months you’ve probably seen an advertisement for Grammarly. (It just corrected my spelling of advertisement).  It’s an […]

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How Not to Behave in 15 Countries

 Traveling over the holidays? We found this quick overview of things to consider in 15 countries. If you’re looking to book a flight or hotel for your own cultural exploration Skyscanner has some great deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday! Add your cultural misbehavior in the comments!

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Around

Every now and then we come across stories that highlight and help us understand in a better way the students we serve. Around is a short film about how a nomadic upbringing echoes throughout a lifetime. Enjoy! Get a jump on “Giving Tuesday” & help us reach more students, Click Here.

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10 Reasons Teens Are More Anxious Than Ever…

We are seeing more and more anxiety, stress, and depression in the students that we work with. There is the added stress of living outside your passport culture on top of being a teenager in a world that is constantly changing, completely connected, and overwhelmed by information. The following article came through this week and I […]

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The Marathon

I’m taking some time to write this while it’s fresh in my mind, and it seems like a good excuse to sit still and let my muscles forget that we ran 42km yesterday. With the prescribed “night before inspirational movie” still playing in our minds, my family left the house for the train to downtown […]

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Finish lines. 

Many people fail in life, not for lack of ability or brains or even courage, but simply because they have never organised their energies around a goal.

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