The Pittsburgh Post Gazette not only covered a nonprofit story, they are part sponsors of a nonprofit that offers a unique exchange program for high school seniors.
The Post Gazette story reads:
If 100 random Earthlings were plucked from their homes, an average of just three would have running water; only one would have a college education.
It’s perhaps an astonishing statistic to most American teenagers, who are used to having basic necessities — and no, that doesn’t include an iPod — on demand.
“The rest of the world is a really different place,” said 18-year-old Dominic Panucci. “Many people don’t realize that.”
Dominic, a senior at Chartiers Valley High School, didn’t have to leave America to learn those facts, or to explore more of the world and other cultures.
Last summer, he and 19 other local students participated in the debut of the “I Want to be an Ambassador!” camp, a seven-day program being offered again in June by Luminari, a Pittsburgh-based group devoted to fostering activities that broaden minds and inspire innovation. Read more.