She Wants Students to Take a Year Off to Do Good in...

She Wants Students to Take a Year Off to Do Good in the World

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Global Citizen Year volunteer with local woman he calls 'mom'.Volunteering abroad between high school and college helps students to learn teamwork and build leadership skills, says Abigail Falik who has launched a non-profit called Global Citizen Year.

A graduate of Stanford Uni­ver­sity and Harvard Business School, Ms. Falik went to Brazil in her late teens to help street kids before later founding her one-of-a-kind, award-winning program in 2008.

As America’s young adults find themselves in a new global economy and job market, her idea has come to fruition at exactly the right moment.

(READ the story in CS Monitor)

Photo: Global Citizen Year volunteer with local woman he calls ‘mom’.

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