Hello from Aaron, the new blogger!
My name is Aaron Bos-Lun. My mother, Michelle, is Teneisha's co-leader for the C.E.S.A.R. Mexico program. I have been recently hired to accompany the program to Mexico in order to manage the blog, take photos and video footage of the trip, and to document the incredible experience Michael, Nyesha, Shacquan, Sean, Pachan, and Myzel will be having in Mexico this summer.
Until we are in Mexico, I will be posting the updates that Teneisha sends me about the progress of the C.E.S.A.R. program in Milwaukee, as well as any updates Michelle wants to share. Come Mexico, I will be updating the blog at least once (probably more often) per day with pictures, video footage, interviews with the kids and program leaders about their experiences, and summaries of what is happening in Mexico.
On a more personal level, I am extremely excited to be able to to contribute my abilities to the C.E.S.A.R. program. I have traveled internationally on many occassions throughout my life, my most recent trip being a trip to Mexico this past March to learn about immigration. My travels have provided me a deep appreciation of the importance and educational impact of traveling, one reason why I believe so strongly in the goals of the C.E.S.A.R. Mexico program. In terms of my own education, I am about to graduate on May 25 from the United World College in New Mexico, an international high school with 200 students from 92 countries. Before UWC, I lived in South Dakota, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and, most recently, Vermont. Next year I will be joining Americorps' City Year: Washington D.C. program, which will allow me to do full-time educationally-based community service with youth in the nation's capitol.
My role in the C.E.S.A.R. program is an ideal fusion of my interests in education, cross-culturalism, travel, photography/filmmaking and working with kids. I have immense admiration and respect for Teneisha's vision and motiviation in providing the kids the C.E.S.A.R. opportunity, and I am absoutely thrilled to be able to add to this extremely meaningful and exciting program. I look forward to keeping you all updated!
Until next time,
P.S. I will post a picture of myself shortly.
P.P.S. To Michael, Nyesha, Shacquan, Maya, Pachan, and Myzel: I can not wait to meet you all in person!!! We are going to have an amazing experience and I expect you all are extremely excited. If you have any questions or would like to get to know me a little sooner, I hope that you write me at my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Finish the school year strong and be ready for an incredible, life-changing time in Mexico!
Aaron at dinner in New Mexico