Leadership or Lack there of…

Did you ever get so mad that you felt as though you couldn’t breathe, let alone speak? I felt that way last night after receiving a waiver from the People to People organization regarding my daughter’s participation in their leadership conference at Columbia University. Here is a section of the waiver. Now, imagine advocating on behalf of your child for almost a year and sending emails, videos, a doctor’s note, all in an effort to show them that your child is perfectly capable of participating in a teen leadership conference. Finally, with just a few weeks left before camp begins…you get this to sign. (oh.. and the cost of one camper: well over two thousand dollars plus airfare)

c. It is agreed that if at any time during the course of the Tour, Ambassador,
in its absolute and sole discretion, decides that Arielle is unable to participate in Tour activities,
and/or has interfered with the experience or enjoyment of any other participant or attendee of the
Tour due to her inability to participate in Tour activities or otherwise, Arielle will be immediately sent home at her family’s/guardian’s own expense, without liability or obligation to Ambassador.

This is a national organization that is responsible for teaching our children leadership skills? Prejudice: Irrational intolerance of or hostility toward members of a certain race, religion, or group.



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