To help all, especially the young, gain a greater understanding of the world and its people, through hostelling.
Hostelling International-USA (HI-USA): HI-USA is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization affiliated with the International Youth Hostel Federation’s global network of more than 4,000 hostels in over 80 countries. Its mission is "to help all, especially the young, gain a greater understanding of the world and its people through hostelling." HI-USA hosts nearly 1 million travelers every year in over 60 hostels throughout the United States. We offer educational programs, ways for the community of travelers to connect, and more. www.hiusa.org
I found presenting for Hi-USA to be a very pleasant experience. I feel that the casual setting along with the approach to learning that the staff demonstrated, allowed for such an experience to take place.
All though the class was small due to the bad weather, I feel enriched to have been part of such a process. the notion that one is not expected to give a lecture, but only share ones experience, creates a platform for communication, which otherwise would not be possible.
The audience would ask questions, which again, reinforced the notion of conversation, cultural enrichment, strength in diversity, education and empowerment, which parallels the mission and vision of Hi-USA
I am richer in my humanity for the experience, Thanks Hi-USA