Leading the Way
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Developed in partnership with world-renowned blind athlete, Erik Weihenmayer, our nationally-recognized Leading the Way (LTW) program is open to students of all physical abilities, ages 14 to 21. Like all Global Explorers programs, LTW expeditions integrate science, service, leadership, and culture, resulting in an unparalleled life-changing adventure. More than just a cool trip, each Leading the Way expedition involves preparatory curriculum prior to travel and a service leadership project after travel. By making necessary accommodations and focusing on what students can do, the program challenges and prepares students to act on the passions they discover. Students set new goals and recognize the value of teamwork. Through their unique stories, each team helps to spread messages of hope and inspiration while breaking down barriers that society has placed between those with and without disabilities. Leading the Way has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, The Travel Channel, ABC Nightline, and World News Tonight.
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