Today, I am thrilled to announce our first summer project, the 2017 Ember Italy team. This team is in the midst of being assembled and represents our second experience focusing on and learning about the global refugee issue. Similar to last year, we will work with some trusted partners in southern Italy.
Most of you have followed the refugee crisis in the news for the past year or two. What you hate to imagine is true - 'no one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land.' The circumstances with our partners in Italy have enormous potential in almost every sphere of humanity and we as we have watched it grow and evolve this year, we are thrilled to return for a second time. It is our hope that our efforts help in some small way with this very large issue and that our students are propelled through this experience to mark human history and fight for the future of humanity.
Thanks in advance for your support for this team.