Thursday, February 7, 2008

Get involved with GCP!

We're back from a great trip! Much was accomplished and new friendships forged! It was definitely an amazing experience for all involved!

the group in the park

To get a day-by-day play of what when on during the trip, check out the participants' blogs in the: Patagonia Journals. If you don't understand Spanish, keep scrolling. They're mixed in English and Spanish.

and check out our friends at Alternative Apparel who helped us make the GCP shirts. Earth friendly and comfortable!

GCP has some exciting events in store for this year. Check back for our soon to be installed Speaker Series. We'll let you know the date the boys will give a slide-show presentation about their trip.

Trip Description:

The participants traveled to the Chilean Patagonia and did home stays with local teens from the town of Puerto Natales. The whole group traveled to Torres del Paine National Park. In the park they participated in a Huemul Census, rehabilitated trails, explored the park. Then spent time on a working Patagonian sheep and cattle ranch for two nights.

Check out more pictures from our trip!

It's that time again. Our annual Old Bill's Fundraising Push
Please donate! Your help is much appreciated and we couldn't do it with out you! Please make your check out to the Jackson Hole Community Foundation with Global Community Project in the memo line. With Old Bill's your donation will be matched up to 40%!

Please mail your check to:

Global Community Project
PO Box 12286
Jackson, WY 83002

Thanks for checking in! We'll see you on the blogspot soon!

1 comment:

GCP said...

Dear Friends,

It is with great sadness that I report the death of Chris Horne, a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Global Community Project. Chris and Mandy Horne (also a board member) were traveling in Baja Mexico over the Thanksgiving Holidays when their car was struck head-on by another car. Chris was killed instantly and two people in the other car were also killed. Mandy received severe injuries but is expected to make a full recovery.

Chris was a good friend, passionate outdoor athlete and gifted teacher. He put his heart and soul into teaching kids about the world and the people and animals that inhabit it. He was also one of the kindest, gentlest, most sincere people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.

In the spring of 2006 Chris, Mandy and I traveled to Chilean Patagonia to scout out future projects for the GCP. Throughout our journey I was impressed by Chris' vision for the GCP and the Journeys School, where he was teaching at the time. He was invaluable at developing programs for kids that would combine his love of the outdoors and creating educational opportunities for kids. Chris wanted to open kid's eyes to the myriad possibilities to follow their own dreams and create a better world. He felt strongly, as we do at the GCP, that a single person, with hard work and passion, can create positive change. What was also apparent to me was his love for, and dedication to his future wife, Mandy.

We will truly miss Chris' smiling face. Thanks go out to all of his family, and especially to Mandy, for sharing this wonderful person with us. It's been truly a gift to be able to work and play with him. Our sincerest condolences.

With all my love,
Christian Santelices

About Global Community Project

The Global Community Project (GCP) is an organization dedicated to promoting global community citizenship by providing teens an opportunity to work with students from other nations on service projects in national parks and preserves around the world. Youth from different cultures will work together while improving their environments. Participants will learn valuable lessons in teamwork, conflict resolution, and cultural awareness.