Developed in partnership with world-renowned blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer, Global Explorers� nationally-recognized Leading the Way program is our only individual enrollment program. Exceptional blind, visually impaired and sighted students between the ages of 14 and 21 are welcome to apply. Leading the Way integrates science, service, leadership, and culture, resulting in a life-changing adventure. Far more than just a fun trip, each expedition involves preparatory curriculum prior to travel and a service leadership project post travel.
By making necessary accommodations and focusing on what participants can do, the program prepares students to act on the passions they discover. Through their unique stories, the teams help spread messages of hope and inspiration, while breaking down barriers between those with and without disabilities.
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