Hudson – Jackie Brown, of Hudson, a 2012 graduate of Hudson High School, will be spending a gap year in Ecuador, starting in August, through the Global Citizen Year program. ?She will be living with a host family and volunteering for the year. Accepted to UMass Amherst, she has deferred a year to embark on this journey.
Global Citizen Year is a premier global bridge year program designed to unleash the potential of the next generation of young Americans as authentic leaders and effective agents of change. Each year, the program recruits and trains a diverse corps of high-potential graduating seniors and supports them through a bridge year of service learning and leadership training in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. Through a world-class training an individual apprenticeships, the Fellows develop the skills and perspectives they need to succeed in college, careers, and a global economy.
To ensure that qualified students from low-income backgrounds have the opportunity to participate, Global Citizen Year relies on the generous support of individuals, corporations, and foundations. For more information on the program or to donate under Brown's name, visit www.globalcitizenyear.org/donate.