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Spring Break Impact Trip Day Two – Blog Post by Gabe Sirek – 3/14/17

By Jennifer Martin | March 15, 2017

Spring Break Impact Trip Day Two – Blog Post by Gabe Sirek – 3/14/17 When you meet a new person, most of the time it is awkward and hard to get a conversation going; but today I learned something different. Although I was from a different country, I was welcomed by friendly hands of Haitian…

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Spring Break Impact Trip Night One – Blog Post by CeCe Lindsey – 3/13/17

By Jennifer Martin | March 14, 2017

Spring Break Impact Trip Night One – Blog Post by CeCe Lindsey – 3/13/17 You can’t make it big, thinking small like a insect. And oh, let me tell you there are a lot of those here. We arrived from Fort Lauderdale after leaving the bad weather behind in the Midwest. We departed at 3:30 am and thought…

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Spring Break Impact Trip – Day 1 Blog Post by Ben Carlson

By Jennifer Martin | March 14, 2017

Spring Break Impact Trip – Day 1 Blog Post by Ben Carlsson – 3/13/17 As the plane eased onto the runway, I looked outside through the tiny window and I saw a giant mountain. At the foot of it was a bunch of houses, unlike any houses I have ever seen. They looked very clumped…

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Haitian Initiative Impact Trip Q&A with Brenna Akkerman

By Michael Alada | February 28, 2017

Haitian Initiative Impact Trip Q&A with Brenna Akkerman Q:  What were your first impressions when got to Haiti for this Impact Trip? A: I went to Haiti three years ago for my first trip. It was a lot similar to how it looked when I first went but I did think it looked better in…

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Learning Lessons from the Haitian Children

By Michael Alada | February 28, 2017

Learning Lessons from the Haitian Children Feguenson Jean is 14-years old and plays as a midfielder on the Haitian Initiative U16 boys team.  He has been with the program since it began in 2012.  His broad smile can illuminate the darkest room.  A sixth-grader at Foi de Job school in Cité Soleil, his favorite subject…

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HI Impact Trip By Andy Wattenhofer – 1/18/2017

By Michael Alada | February 10, 2017

HI Impact Trip By Andy Wattenhofer – 1/18/17 Wednesday, January 18, 2017 We started Thursday off with a plan to visit an observatory restaurant at the top of the mountain just to the south of Port-au-Prince. After a long and bumpy ride through the city streets, our driver turned onto the zig-zag mountain road. The…

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HI Impact Trip Day 7 By Brenna Akkerman – 2/7/17

By Michael Alada | February 9, 2017

HI Impact Trip Day 7 By Brenna Akkerman – 2/7/17 I met Tiklis 3 years ago and have been looking for her since we got here on Monday. Today, a little girl came from the street and grabbed my hand and it was her! I couldn’t believe it. I was so elated, and even more…

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HI Impact Trip Day 6 By Becca Jarson – 2/6/17

By Michael Alada | February 7, 2017

HI Impact Trip Day 6 By Becca Jarson – 2/6/17 One phrase is often said at the end of many trips – ‘I can’t believe today is the last day’. This thought was running through our heads as we gathered our things for the day and set off on our drive to Wahoo Bay Beach for…

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HI Impact Trip Day 4 By Emma – 2/4/17

By Michael Alada | February 6, 2017

HI Impact Trip Blog Day 4 – 2/4/17 Today we went to the Apparent Project, which is a non-profit organization. Their focus is to “make the needs of Haiti known,” to offer opportunities for the Haitians be able to provide for themselves and their families, empowering them to rise up out of poverty and to…

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HI Impact Trip Day 3 By Becca Jarson – 2/3/17

By Michael Alada | February 6, 2017

HI Impact Trip Day 3 Blog – By Becca Jarson As we are well into our third day of the trip, every sound, every smell and every sight feels just as new as they did the moment we first stepped off the plane. Today’s plan was to have a beach day – a day not…

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