From March 24-27, Global Kids teen leader Mayank and I got to travel to San Jose, California to participate in the National Service Learning Conference along with 2,000 other young people and educators from around the country.
Sponsored by the National Youth Leadership Council, the NSLC is a very impressively run annual gathering focused on supporting service learning in communities all over the United States. It was a great opportunity for us to talk about Global Kids to an interested audience of folks, and to learn from other groups doing similar work.
Mayank and my trip to San Jose did not start on the best foot. Our intended route was to fly to Denver from New York, and then change to another plane to fly to San Jose. Well unfortunately on the day of our departure, Denver got totally snowed in, so we got diverted to Minneapolis. We faced impossibly long lines, confusing information and rumors, and tired and cranky staff, in our attempt to get on some kind of flight that would eventually end in San Jose.