Port Clinton Middle School student, Kaylee Phillips, has been selected as a Student Ambassador with the People to People program. She was selected from over 3500 applicants and one of four representing Northwest Ohio in an experience that takes her to France and England this summer from June 20 until July 3.
According to their website, “People to People Ambassador Programs has a clear mission: to provide students with unparalleled access to people and places beyond compare, preparing them for success in a globalized world by making friends locally and globally. Student Ambassador programs visit schools, experience homestays, absorb world culture through firsthand exploration, meet with government experts, and enjoy unique insider access to significant people and places. Student Ambassadors prepare for this experience well in advance and are asked to keep a daily journal and participate fully in all activities for academic credit. Students build their leadership skills while working as a team with other students and making friends in a well-supervised environment of cultural exploration. Comparing cultures and ways of life helps students gain global awareness—the very mission of People to People Ambassador Programs.”
Kaylee was selected after an interview and orientation process based on many factors including leadership and cultural diversity. She will stay with a host family and will see many of the famous sites in Europe. Kaylee is involved in Girl Scouts and PCMS Project Reality. Next year, she will be in 7th grade at Port Clinton Middle School.