Tag: Teen Summer Camps

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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2019 Teen Ambassadors in their own Words

ALINA: Thinking about my future job really scares me. What if I can’t decide what I want to be and what if I choose something that I later find out I don’t like? My name is Alina Zaidi and I’m

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Luminari Alums Bring Light to Our World

Lumos May 2019 Light in this World

By Ilene Hurwitz Schwartz, Principal, HIS Consultants and Luminari Board Member and Alumni Relations Adviser While we weren’t looking, Luminari turned ten this year! It goes without saying that Founder Hilda Pang Fu’s brainchild lit a spark in 2009 that

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Installing Confidence with Speak & Tell! Co-Directors Michelle Wright and Michael Bartley

Installing Confidence at Speak and Tell Camp

One of the greatest orators of all time was a shy boy who spoke with a stutter and a lisp. Only through years of practice and honing his craft did Winston Churchill overcome the challenges he faced as a public

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Write Your Own Story with Teen Writer! Director Gina Catanzarite

Lumos May 2019 Teen Writer Camp

Developing writers have the perfect opportunity to hone their craft at Teen Writer! Camp. This exhilarating 4-day camp stimulates creativity to make fiction leap off the page and come alive. Award-winning television producer and writer and published author Gina Catanzarite

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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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Dear Mom and Dad, at summer camp…

by Ayisat Bisiriyu Over the past couple of weeks, I have attended all four Luminari summer camps. I was pretty nervous at first because I didn’t know what to expect. I knew the basic gist of all 4 camps, but

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Public Speaking 101

Winston Churchill once said, “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak, and to sit down and listen.”  Today we spend more and more time communicating with each other through texts, emails, snaps, and tweets than actually speaking

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Chef Cassie’s Panzanella Salad

Dressing:   1/4 cup champagne vinegar 2 T fresh squeezed lemon juice  2 cloves garlic minced  2 T sugar  1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil S&P to taste  In a small bowl, mix together vinegar, sugar, garlic and lemon juice. Slowly

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Building a Broader Foundation for the Future

Create Your Own Cultural Bridges By Susan Brozek Scott, Director, “I Want to be Ambassador!” Camp Let’s face it, it’s human nature to gravitate toward people we have things in common with in life.  You have friends who may have similar

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