What Happens when Teens Unplug?

I've been a part of an unintentional experiment. For the last 7 years, I've helped lead an organization reaching teens living outside of the passport country. Each spring students board a bus and travel 24-30 hours to Eastern Europe. We ask them to make that journey without phones. Without phones or any other technology. Not …

Project Compassion 2013

In the Roma village, houses are made of mud, dirt floors are hidden with pieced together blankets or small rugs, and heat is provided by whatever can be found to burn that day. For the first time, I was invited into the home of a Roma family.  I admired their handiwork -- a micro-enterprise, creating …