They confessed that their self-esteem had improved, they felt more self-assured, even family relationships were different - they now feel respected in their homes because they are working and providing extra income.
As a first generation and low income college student, Gabrielle Henry shares how the trip she took to the UN opened her eyes to opportunities she didn't know existed -- and why she believes opportunities like this are vital for ensuring the diversity of the interfaith movement.
"Although working at the UN has always been a dream of mine, this trip showed me the real importance of grassroots movements and programs like Camp Anytown. Even though it is very difficult work some days, these programs are extremely vital."
In January 2019, seven young leaders from across the United States participated in a two-day visit to the United Nations where they attended a symposium co-sponsored by URI and met with various officials. Read about their experiences and reflections!