chosen for 'People to People' program
I recently have been accepted into an organization called People to People Ambassadors, and have an opportunity of a lifetime to be an ambassador for our community, state, and country. For those unfamiliar with People to People, it is an organization founded by former President Eisenhower to promote peace through ordinary citizens of different nations in an attempt to help solve problems in the government and in the countries themselves. By sending a group of youth overseas, I, along with other youth from all over Idaho, will be traveling through a variety of countries in Europe. Over the summer we will gain insight on new cultures, meet new people from other countries, as well as our own state, represent my town and country, and help promote peace and human dignity by being an ambassador for our country.
It is a unique opportunity that is not available to just anyone. An individual must be nominated, then submit an application, along with three recommendations from teachers and members in the community. After submitting the information and attending the meeting, the applicant is required to go through an interview process in order to be selected. I was selected and am hoping to be able to fulfill the chance of going.
One bump in the road is the financial aspect - $6,000. This cost incorporates food, travel, airfare, educational experiences (i.e. sit in on Parliament session in England), and lodging. Any help would be appreciated. I am working and will be doing fundraisers to raise the money for the trip, so keep an eye out for the different fundraisers and if you have any work available, I am looking for all possible ways to raise the money. I would also accept sponsors and/or donations to help fund the trip. By helping fund the opportunity, you will give me the chance to experience another part of the world and be an ambassador for our country. I also plan on using my newfound skills and knowledge to help benefit the community and surrounding area.
This is an amazing opportunity. I was fortunate enough to have been selected as an ambassador and be able to share with other countries how amazing America and the people who live in it are. Your support would mean so much to me. If you are able to help, please send donations to Prairie High School addressed to Laura Gehring to put into a special account for the trip, for a tax-free donation.
Thank you and God Bless,
Fischer chosen for 'People to People' program
Cassia Fischer, age 12 and a Lewiston sixth grader, has been chosen to participate in the People to People Student Ambassador Program as a student ambassador for 2008.
She is the daughter of Valeena and Jeremy Fischer of Lewiston. Her grandparents are Sandy and Terry Halbert of Cottonwood, Brad and Becky Fischer and Lisa Fischer and Larry O’Neal of Lewiston. Great-grandparents are Darlene and Merlin Halbert of Cottonwood, Jack and Jan Daum of Kamiah; Ruth O’Neal of Lewiston, the late Gaylon O’Neal formerly of Grangeville; the late Ernie and Ella Mae Fischer of Nezperce and the late Coop and Helen Ross of Cottonwood.
People to People International Student is a program implemented by President Dwight Eisenhower. The program was created with a vision for “ordinary citizens of different nations to solve their problems and find a way to live harmoniously with one another,” according to the program’s literature.
Fischer has been selected for the “Tale of Two Cities” tours which includes 14 days of travel in France and England.
She is currently a member of knowledge bowl, accelerated math and spelling. She is raising funds for her trip and any donations may be sent to Cassia Fischer c/o Jeremy and Valeena Fischer, 1925 15th Street, Lewiston, ID 83501.
If Fischer is unable to go on the trip for any reason, she will donate all the funds to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.