Meet Orbit C3

Durham, New Hampshire, July 25th - August 2nd

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These seven young people participated in our pilot 18-Session Program and come from five different states! Their FFI journey has helped them to develop their communication, self-reflection, and empathic leadership skills. 

Orbit C3's journey started with virtual-only programming, however, they enjoyed their program so much that they wanted to continue it in person. They will be in Durham, New Hampshire for their cross-cultural trip from July 25th - August 2nd.

Interested in sponsoring an activity? Visit here.

Interested in meeting the team? Contact programs@ff.international.

 
Volunteers
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Addi (Addison)

Home State: Illinois

Important Issues:

Mental health, school leadership listening to teachers and students, food insecurity due to COVID, poverty

How do you imagine yourself as a leader?

Training youth and adult leaders through community programs and organizations. Traveling the country and the world to connect community service and social justice groups that have similar missions. 


If I were a ____, I would be a...
Plant: mammillaria cactus
Animal: cat

Favorite Inspirational Quote
“And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.”

- John Steinbeck

Alex (Alexandra)

Home State: South Carolina

Important Issues:

Access to healthcare, police brutality, unemployment

How do you imagine yourself as a leader?

Leading at school, teaching kids, and being the cool teacher


If I were a ____, I would be a...
Plant: pothos (devil's ivy)
Animal: snail

Favorite Inspirational Quote
"You must never give into despair. Allow yourself to slip down that road and you surrender to your lowest instincts. In the darkest times, hope is something you give yourself. That is the meaning of inner strength." - Uncle Iroh (Avatar: The Last Airbender)

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Amy (Aminata)

Home State: Louisiana

Important Issues:

Renewable energy, mental health, education access, STEM opportunities in Louisiana, bringing attention to education corruption

How do you imagine yourself as a leader?

Standing in front of a group of people and developing a production plan for a project. Developing goals and deadlines and tasks. Being aware of weakness. Delegating tasks to build others' skills. Taking a step back and letting them discuss.


If I were a ____, I would be a...
Plant: aloe
Animal: elephant
Favorite Inspiration Quote
“Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.” - Toni Morrison

Geybrell

Home State: Massachusetts

Important Issues:

Racism, how students are taught in school (not encouraging learning, just making them memory machines)

How do you imagine yourself as a leader?

Atop a mountain with a group, they're scouting an island for danger and protecting its citizens from a tyrannical king. Leading a close group of friends by giving advice but also listening to it.


If I were a ____, I would be a...
Plant: amaranth
Animal: ant


Favorite Inspiration Quote:
"If you don't take risks, you can't create a future" - Monkey D. Luffy

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Georgia

Home State: South Carolina

Important Issues:

COVID precautions, the polarization of political ideology

How do you imagine yourself as a leader?

Being strong and respected, making positive change in the world, being successful at her job, being a good role-model to those around her, being strong, determined, and bold

If I were a ____, I would be a...
Plant: palm tree
Animal: monkey

Favorite Inspiration Quote:
"One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching" - Gerard Way

Juliette

Home State: South Carolina

Important Issues:

Changing the name of her gated community that is offensive to a group of people, removing political ideas from the pandemic response

How do you imagine yourself as a leader?

Speaking at a podium in front of people about a group she started leading females to get equal rights. Leading by inspiring and by getting people together to fight for a common cause.


If I were a ____, I would be a...
Plant: Rose
Animal: Chihuahua


Favorite Inspiration Quote:
"But I took your matches before fire could catch me / So don't look now, I'm shining like fireworks over your sad, empty town" – "Dear John" - Taylor Swift

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Remi

Home State: New Hampshire

Important Issues:

Pandemic response, people not following CDC guidelines

How do you imagine yourself as a leader?

Making others happy and helping each other. Motivating others to do the same and helping others to make the world a better place.


If I were a ____, I would be a...
Plant: spider plant
Animal: turtle


Favorite Inspirational Quotes:
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." -  Mahatma Gandhi

 

Logistical Information

Program Focus

Leadership, Communication, Public Speaking

Number of Participants

7

Number of Leaders

3 (includes FFI Staff and Alumni)

Ages of Students

15-18

Team Interests

Art, music, games

Dietary Restrictions

Vegan options needed

Allergies

Mangos, peaches

Vehicle

15-Passenger Van

 

Provide a Scholarship

In order for FFI to make these programs 100% tuition-free for accepted applicants, we rely upon individuals, companies, and foundations to donate towards scholarships. If you would like to do so, please click the button below for an online gift or mail a check to our Headquarters at 1 Morgan Way, Durham, NH 03824. Please be sure to include a note directing your funds.

One full scholarship equals $3,000, but gifts of all sizes make an impact on the lives of the youth participants.