Academy UpdatesGuest Post
05/11/2015

Four Thousand Zucchinis

We returned to the fields again and this time was more interesting for me because I was actually able to go. I was sick the day before and had to stay behind.  I have some…
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Academy UpdatesMexico
05/11/2015

A Positive Look at Challenges

Planning for Week in the Life, learning what it was about, and trying to think of ways to prepare for it, was all very exciting. However, now that we are actually a part of the…
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Academy Updates
03/11/2015

The Littlest Things can Mean a Lot

When I made plans to come here to the Live Different Academy, I didn’t have any idea what it would be like. So far, it has been one surprise after another. The things I know…
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Academy UpdatesMexico
26/10/2015

We learn from one another

We had our first full week of volunteering and I felt it went really well. We volunteered at various organizations including Casa Hogar Ebenezer and Buen Samaritano - old age homes, Oasis - an after-school…
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Academy UpdatesMexico
25/10/2015

A Glimpse of What is to Come

During our first week back in Zapata, after Spanish school in Ensenada, we spent most of our time visiting all the volunteering locations and learning about their history and mission. We visited a few afterschool…
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Academy UpdatesMexico
19/10/2015

Ensenada, Spanish classes, and a Trek to find Buddha

Traveling to Mexico and living immersed in the culture is an incredible privilege that I am very lucky to be a part of.  The opportunity to learn Spanish while living here is such a blessing…
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Academy UpdatesGuest Post
15/09/2015

Different Beginnings

 I’ve always been different. I knew that very early growing up as a person with a physical disability. Having cerebral palsy can leave you misunderstood by others, but I saw power in that. If people are reading…
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Academy UpdatesMexico
28/11/2014

The best things about Mexico

Mexico is a beautiful country with great diversity. Here in the state of Baja California you can find volcanoes, mountains, desert, ocean and possibly the most beautiful sunsets in the world. Though all of this…
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Academy UpdatesMexico
13/11/2014

Giving is Getting

Most of us forget that poverty exists. We forget as we pull out our phones to get updated on Facebook, as we drive in our air conditioned vehicles, as we contemplate whether or not to purchase…
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Academy Updates
31/10/2014

Get to know our LDA’s!

16 young people from all over Canada have travelled to Mexico to complete a 14 week program where they study a social justice curriculum, learn Spanish, volunteer in the community, build a home for a…
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