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Provides urban youth from low-income communities with the skills and perspective to effect positive change in their lives and communitie

Karissa is 16 and a junior at the Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers in Boston. She comes from a huge Puerto Rican family that is extremely diverse. She is a grateful, kind, and very respectable person who can easily get along with anybody. At first Karissa is shy, but once you get to know here you will feel comfortable and able to laugh A LOT. Karissa loves sports. Karissa dreams of being an OB/GYN and having the inspiration to help and fund foundations that surround Breast Cancer.
Global Potential is an organization that provides urban youth from low-income communities with the skills and perspective that enable them to effect positive change in their lives, communities, and the global community, through engagement in leadership training, social entrepreneurship, international cultural exchange and service learning. Founded in 2007 in New York Global Potential had opened their office in 2009 here in Boston starting off with school like John D. O‘Bryant and the Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers. This organization worked over 100 youths in urban areas. The values all GP Youth will maintain during there trip is solidarity, mutuality, sustainability, youth led social entrepreneurialism, volunteerism, innovation, and international development. Also, Global Potential, is a non-profit organization.
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