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Meet the Summer 2022 Alumni Leaders

Durham, New Hampshire, June 8th - August 15th

This group of alumni will be traveling to FFI Headquarters as Alumni Leaders to assist with summer programming among other things. Their responsibilities include participating fully in day-to-day programs, coaching youth, being an ambassador for FFI, participating in the design and development of the FFI curriculum, meeting with community members, giving public speeches, and more! Our alumni are our greatest asset and we can't wait to finally welcome alumni back to HQ. Follow us on social media to see what this group accomplishes. Learn more about the Alumni Leaders by reading their bios below. 

Interested in meeting alumni or sponsoring an activity? Contact Amelia at amelia@ff.international.

 
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Addi '21
United States Program

June 23rd - TBD

Important Social Issues: 

A lack of safe spaces for BIPOC LGBTQ youth, lack of social justice and activism in their community

Passions: Making music, video games, reading, going to the movies, learning, being in nature, cooking, baking, and talking to people

Goals for Alumni Program:

I want to plan a trip for Bloomington Normal kids, or a program that would include Blono kids. I would like to lead a day for the team. I would also like to interact with local organizations as alumni. I also would love to do office work.

Favorite Inspirational Quote:

"There is no safe investment. To love at all is to be vulnerable." -C.S. Lewis

Dima '19
Middle East Program

July 11th - August 9th

Important Social Issues: Women's rights, Arab Palestinian rights, end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Passions: Eating, handcrafts, and cooking

Personal and Professional Goals:

Volunteering and traveling

Bio: People call me Dima. I just finished high school. I love hiking, handcrafts, and reading. I'm a nice and lovely woman.

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Eirinn '17
Northern Ireland Program

April 15th - July 9th

Important Social Issues: 

Food distribution, cohabitation (living together in harmony)

Passions: Spending time with friends, eating healthy, exercising

Goals for Alumni Program:

Expansion to Africa to help in projects similar to Project Zambia. Focus on alumni re-engagement in Northern Ireland. Create fundraising opportunities for alumni like a golf tournament.

Favorite Inspirational Quote:

"In a world so often governed by corruption and arrogance, it
can be difficult to stay true to one's literary and philosophical
principles."

Robyn '17
Northern Ireland Program

June 17th - July 14th

Important Social Issues: 

Addiction, mental illness

Passions: Right now yoga (specifically Mysore style)

Goals for Alumni Program:

Leave NH knowing that I have made the most of my time and of my colleagues' time

Favorite Inspirational Quote:

The Litany Against Fear from Frank Herbet's 'Dune'
"I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past, I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."

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Steph '05
Northern Ireland Program

July 12th - August 7th

Important Social Issues: 

Mental health and political conflict

Passions: Working with youth, mental health, counseling

Goals for Alumni Program:

Creating a program for college-aged people. So many people, when I talk about FFI, say that they wish they had been able to take part but now, they lie outside the age range.

Favorite Inspirational Quote:

"Before I learned civility, I used to scream ferociously, any time I
wanted." - Taylor Swift

Tyler '17
Northern Ireland Program

July 1st - July 27th

Important Social Issues: 

Access to equal education at all ages, resources for mental health

Passions: 

Helping friends with small things like moving or with their mental health, growing plants, and playing the piano

Goals for Alumni Program:

To create a workshop for the teams to achieve. To make sure everyone on the team is listened to and understood

Favorite Inspirational Quote:

“Never trust someone who says they love you when they do not love themselves.”

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Una '17
Northern Ireland Program

June 8th - August 5th

Important Social Issues: 

Young people getting involved in sectarianist violence or sectarian ways of thinking, mental healthcare

Passions: 

I love making people happy, I love spending time with my family, I love making a difference for people, I love letting people know they're important and they matter, I love hearing from someone that I matter to them or something I did had an impact on them, I love performing-it makes me feel really proud of myself and it makes other people happy and it connects me to my family

Goals for Alumni Program:

Have an impact on each alumni and team, start the FFI TikTok page, volunteer, give public speeches, and many more

Favorite Inspirational Quote:

"The person you are right now is the person you would've felt safe with as a child"

 

Logistical Information

Program Focus

Program Development, Community Engagement, Alumni Planning

Number of Participants

7

Number of Leaders

1 Staff Member

Ages of Students

18-33

Team Interests

Activism, leadership, volunteering

Dietary Restrictions

Vegan options needed

Allergies

N/A

Vehicle

Minivan