Welcoming new traditions

November 14, 2016

This time of year is steeped in tradition, and every family has their own set of rituals they honor. We look forward to grandma’s plum pudding, we anticipate Uncle Jerry’s rambling speech and we plan out the festivities knowing they’ll be great—just like last year and the one before. There’s definitely comfort in familiar rituals. […]

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This Holiday WE Believe in Kindness

November 7, 2016

  This time of year it’s easy to get swept up in the season. There are gifts to buy, parties to attend, decorations to put up and to-do lists to cross off. The holidays come with a lot of expectations and often we forget why we’re doing all this. So why are we? It’s simple: […]

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The School Room that Carlos Built

October 27, 2016

The stoop of his shoulders or musical talent. There are so many qualities a boy can inherit from his father. But when Carlos Daquilema Ortiz picked up a hammer, it wasn’t just because being a builder was bred in the bone. He also didn’t have any other opportunities.

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Passion to Heal

October 11, 2016

Q&A with Amy Spizuoco, Medical Volunteer Trip participant Passion to Heal, an initiative of Valeant Pharmaceuticals, gives dermatologists and dermatology practitioners the opportunity to help transform health care for thousands of people in WE Villages communities. Taking place in Kenya and India, each fully funded trip is run by ME to WE, giving American practitioners […]

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The Power of Clean Water

September 9, 2016

Here at home, clean water is a tap away. Still, millions of people around the world don’t live near a reliable, clean water source, or have access to sanitary washing facilities, leaving them at risk of illness and deadly disease. For two decades, WE Villages has been engineering an international development model to end poverty. […]

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ME to WE returns to StFX University for Summer Leadership Camp

May 2, 2016

This July, ME to WE facilitators will be returning to the St. Francis Xavier University (StFX) campus in Antigonish, Nova Scotia for a weeklong leadership camp. This will be the third annual StFX ME to WE Leadership Camp, which invites young people from around the world to Antigonish to learn about life on the social-justice […]

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Lead the change with ME to WE Arizona programs!

March 23, 2016

If you’re ready to take your passion for leadership and world change to the next level, this is the trip for you! A journey to Arizona may be close to home, but it’s as unique and full of adventure as any other ME to WE Trip. Stay at our sustainable eco-ranch, Windsong, where you’ll participate […]

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Take Action Camp: Camper Spotlight

March 14, 2016

How camp helped Heyden, 14, find her voice and her people More than a typical summer camp, ME to WE’S Take Action Camp is a place for kids to discover their passions, build leadership skills and learn how to make a difference at home and abroad. We caught up with six-time camper Heyden, from Kitchener, […]

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All you need is a backpack—and a sense of adventure!

March 14, 2016

Highlights from a ME to WE Trip to Rural China It’s an awe-inspiring journey, an incredible adventure—and completely unlike any other ME to WE Trip. Every day brings new and exciting experiences and a chance to explore one of the world’s richest cultures. Meet families in a Free The Children partner community to learn firsthand […]

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Take Action Camp: Discover your inner world-changer!

February 4, 2016

Take Action Camp is definitely, definitely not a typical summer camp! It’s a place where you can find your people—people who, like you, care about making the world a better place! It’s a place of acceptance, belonging, and a little thing we call Camp Magic. No one can quite define what Camp Magic is, but […]

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