“I wanted to choose a destination that wasn’t too far from home and one that would challenge the girls to get out of their comfort zones and do things they wouldn’t normally do,” said Philadelphia native and Founder, Martice Sutton.
Costa Rica provides a wonderful opportunity for the girls to learn another language and experience natural landscapes, volcanoes, wildlife and beaches in its southern region of Puerto Viejo.
According to First Lady, Michelle Obama, “Traveling set’s you up for a lifetime of value. It’s going to make you a better human being. Making sure that all of our kids in the United States have access to opportunities to study abroad, regardless of their race or socioeconomic background, is going to be critical for us.”
Families, local businesses and the Girls Going Global advisory board members have hosted events in New York, Philadelphia and Atlanta to raise awareness about the organization and funds for the trip. The following activities are planned:
· Attend a local elementary school and take daily Spanish lessons.
· Participate in adventurous activities including surfing lessons, horseback riding through waterfalls and salsa dancing lessons.
Martice Sutton and 4 volunteer chaperones will guide young girls from Philadelphia and Atlanta through this life-changing learning experience.
About Girls Going Global (http://www.girlsgoingglobal.org/
There is no other organization in the city of Philadelphia that takes young girls outside of their communities to explore various cultures within the city and throughout the world.