Tag: Diplomacy

Building A Winning Team

by Hilda Pang Fu, President and Founder, Luminari It’s a very exciting year for Luminari—a milestone moment as we celebrate our 10th anniversary as an organization that offers inspiring and innovative programs for teens and youth in our community. We

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Grateful to live in the Present

by Sheila Hyland, Operations Manager, Luminari Within the past week, my 18-year-old son lamented the state of the United States while his 91-year-old uncle lamented that he had been born 50 years too early.  Why the dichotomy?  Because my son

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Luminari: Celebrating 10 Years

Luminari celebrates 10 years 2009-2019

By Hilda Pang Fu, President and Founder, Luminari Memories are mostly pictures, colorful images that make up the mosaic of our years. As I look back on the past decade, I see the faces of young people visiting national monuments,

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Words Matter

by Gina Catanzarite, Director, Teen Writer! Words Matter. As the director of Luminari’s Teen Writer! camp, and a writer by both profession and personal definition, that is the lesson I teach, and it is the ideology I live by. For days now,

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Teen Ambassadors in their Own Words

Owen Chaffin: I have learned so many new things about diplomacy this week. From seeing first hand how Embassies and Ambassadors operate, learning from simulations about conflicts and situations that others face and getting to know and understand people with

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Luminari Award Competition 2018

Are you the one among your friends who likes to discuss world events? Are you the student who works to bridge the gap between those with differing opinions? Are you fascinated with how diplomats work to make the world a

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Teen Ambassador Jeramaya on the keys to diplomacy

By Jeramaya Gramby, Teen Ambassador 2017 Luminari has taught me that there are many forms of diplomacy, including negotiation skills, gift giving, being welcoming and being open to new ideas. It showed me the true meaning of diplomacy, and helped me

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Teen Ambassador Sean on youth leadership

By Sean Graves, Teen Ambassador 2017 “Whatever you are, be a good one.” – Abraham Lincoln This quote pertains to every single one of us in this room, both campers and adults. My fellow campers and I are interested in

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Teen Ambassador Jaiden on exploring the world

By Jaiden Mazefsky, Teen Ambassador 2017 As a 16-year-old girl, I have not traveled to very many places around the globe. I have not been overseas and have not yet experienced the world outside the United States. Of course, I

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Teen Ambassador Kristina on being open to new experiences

By Kristina Rajakovich, Teen Ambassador 2017 My dream has always been to pursue some type of career in foreign policy or government because of my love for learning about history, current events and the United State’s relations with other countries.

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