Find X

In 2015, as I tiredly made my way to my half point of high school, a friend showed me this prompt which a school she was applying to had uploaded for an essay. I had kept this prompt in the back of my mind and had found myself occasionally wondering off into deep thoughts as to what X was. That very summer my X was found. Luckily, no mathematical calculations were needed to find it given that math has never been my strong suit. My X was found in the middle of a mountain in the Dominican Republic in a small town or as they call it "campo". The summer of my sophomore year I traveled on my first BLUE Missions trip, where I aided in building latrines and delivering sanitation to the underprivileged families of the Dominican Republic.

Getting Fruity in the Campo

Getting Fruity in the Campo

Mountaineering the slippery highlands and precariously descending muddy slopes while carrying PVC pipes is no walk in the campo. Water-building is a laborious task – digging trenches, laying down pipes, mixing and lugging buckets of cement from eight in the morning until the afternoon can take a serious toll on ones energy and strength. Combined with the tropical climate and sometimes-unpredictable weather, (oh helloooo, random tropical storm – where did you come from?) it can be easy to lose the motivation, energy and positive attitude necessary to complete the task at hand. 

A Call to Global Citizenship

I was recently invited to attend the Salzburg Global Seminar organized by the Global Citizenship Alliance in Salzburg, Austria. While I was there, I had the honor of learning from highly respected experts in many fields. Speakers for the conference flew from Sweden, Canada, and Germany to be in attendance, and thanks to them, I truly grasp the phenomenon of globalization.

7 Reasons Why You DON'T Want to Miss the 2016 BLUE Cocktail

7 Reasons Why You DON'T Want to Miss the 2016 BLUE Cocktail

The proceeds raised from our annual BLUE Cocktail is the main source of funds for the construction of our water and sanitation projects. In 2016 we have taken on our most ambitious amount of projects yet. No less than 22 communities will be transformed by the effects of having water faucets and sanitary latrines in their homes. However, these projects cannot be undertaken without the support of our sponsors, trip participants, friends, and all of our extended BLUE family. 

If that isn't reason enough for you, below are 7 reasons why you can't afford to do anything BUT come to the 2016 BLUE Cocktail.