Empowering Youth Through Travel Students Honor Cancer Patient on Earth Day

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - EducationEmpowering Youth Through Travel (EYTT), a Chicago based non-profit organization providing inner-city teens from disadvantaged communities with educational resources and overseas travel opportunities, participated in an Earth Day volunteer opportunity in Humboldt Park this past weekend. On Saturday, April 21 EYTT students and staff made their way to Humboldt Park to volunteer their time to plant a tree that they later discovered was being dedicated to a gentleman who was diagnosed with cancer. “This story is an example of what we seek to impart to our students through our program. Gaining self-awareness by understanding the world we share and the communities we are part of; be it our schools, neighborhoods, and/or the global community,” said Jessica Mann, EYTT founder and executive director who shared insight on the connection between the goals of EYTT’s program and the outcome of the Earth Day volunteer event.

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