Tag: I Want to be an Ambassador!

I Want to be an Ambassador! 2019 Video

2019 I Want to be an Ambassador! Video

Few things illuminate the passing of time for me as vividly as looking at photos. Occasionally, an old photo will appear on social media and I’ll find myself saying, “Was it that long ago? It feels like yesterday.” This marks

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Taking a look back at Summer 2019

Take a look back at our 2019 Teen Ambassadors’ journey from Pittsburgh to Washington DC. Thank you to all of our sponsors and supporters for making this program possible and a special THANK YOU to all of our 2019 campers

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Teen Ambassadors through the Years

Calling All LUMINARI Alumni: We’d love to hear from you! Over the next few months, we will be sharing news about our new Luminari Alumni Network and reaching out to former campers for stories, updates and to stay connected. If

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My first year as a Teaching Assistant

by Nikki Wall, I Want to be an Ambassador!, Teaching Assistant In June 2017, my career aspirations were about to reach an important crossroads. As a sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh, I was extremely eager to gain real-work experience

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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 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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Meet our 2017 Luminari Award Scholars

by Beth Dolinar, Luminari Coordinator and Speak & Tell! Director  Time is fast approaching for Luminari’s 2017 “I Want to be an Ambassador!” Camp. Among the participants this year will be the winners of the 2017 Luminari Awards. The essay

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Cultural Conversations with Dalel Khalil

At Luminari, we value knowledge, education and open-mindedness while advocating for compassion and kindness toward others. Our programs and actions are guided by our mission of fostering a more enlightened citizenry through cultural understanding and thoughtful conversation. In that spirit,

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