Culture and Skill Sharing, locally and globally, are hallmarks of the CASS Project, a glasswaters foundation youth leadership initiative. CASS facilitates independent self-starters who are keen to explore social change through community development, volunteerism, mutual cross-cultural mentorship, and “working from the inside out”.
Karista Olson was our latest intern. An up and coming youth leader in her community of Old Hazelton, she accumulated life and volunteer experience in her travels and work in Spain. Karista spent the winter of 2014/2015 living with a local host and volunteering in English language classes under the CAPS (Conversation Assistant Programme for Schools) project. Karista’s reflections on her time in Spain, the local culture and the people she met, and the development and impacts of the Doctrine of Discovery can be found here.
Yoni Marmorstein was the first intern of the CASS Project. A young sports coach and documentary film maker, Yoni found a model that uses sports as a vehicle to motivate social change. The basketball court and soccer field become venues to open discussions about life skills and HIV/Aids related issues with children and young adults. In the fall of 2011 Yoni travelled to South Africa and Zimbabwe to share his skills with interested and committed communities.
For more information on the CASS Project please contact us.