People to People- The experience of a lifetime.


Rachel O’Connor writes, People to People World Leadership Forum.

People to People World Leadership Forum. Most people you ask would say, “What is THAT?” But about 130 people in the USA would tell you about their trip to Washington, DC, or to any other place they were nominated to go to. I was nominated in the beginning of my fifth grade year, by my now current 6th Grade teacher. At first I kind of though, ‘Cool! A week away from school, neat!’ But now I know it will be just more then a week off. ‘ I had to raise about 2,274 dollars in order to attend the forum. After I took a look at fundraising help, I began to sell Smencils, scented pencils. For a little trivia, these pencils are made from 100% recycled newspaper and have 10 scents: Root beer, bubblegum, pineapple, cinnamon, grape, orange, peppermint, cherry, watermelon, and fruit punch. They did just change the flavors, though.Go to for more info. So after begging for money, selling Smencils and doing other odd jobs, I finally made all the money. THEN I had to do assignments 1,2, and 3. I still have not finished 3. I have finished reading the study guide, and have everything I need. Now to wait for the next 3 weeks. I will have the latest update after I retun to my home state. For more info on the leadership forum, go to to be nominated for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.


  1. So far I’ve been nominate…
    So far I’ve been nominated to go 6 times to over 20 different countries, and 3 different continents. As much as I would like to go, my family just doesn’t have the money to give, or the time to raise funds. Good job on raising the money!!! 🙂

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