American Explorers

What Students say about American Explorers

American Explorers has allowed me to open my eyes and expand my mind.  I no longer worry for my future but instead am inspired to better myself, my community, and hopefully someday our world.

- Sadie

This was the best thing that I could’ve done. It changed my attitude. I’m more appreciative of the things I have. This experience challenged me to step outside my comfort zone and it pushed me to be better.

- Re’Nae

I’ve learned more than I ever thought I could, laughed more than I ever thought I would, and grew to love my new friends and co-future leaders.

- Karri

I know that I have made friendships that will last a lifetime and I know these people will support me whenever I need it.

- Henry

Six months ago I would never have imagined myself waking up to this view everyday or pushing myself as hard as I have to get here.

- Enuma

I have fun doing different activities, but the best part of this program is that I’m learning about myself and how to sharpen my leadership skills.

- Armand

American Explorers has me more open-minded to care for others. The people around me feel like family.  It has shown me that it is o.k. to be different.  

- Antonio

American Explorers is the best experience I have ever been a part of.  It has challenged me and pushed me to my limits and I am extremely thankful for that.

- Sharisse

I have really seen a growth in my leadership skills, and I have also gotten the chance to get closer to nature. Throughout the expedition I learned a lot about myself. At times I pushed myself to go the extra mile, something I thought I could never do. I learned how to cook in the backcountry and I put my skills into play by actually cooking every morning and night which was a lot of fun. I can honestly say this was one of the best experiences ever. Thank you so much!

- Kiara

American Explorers has changed me. Through this experience, I feel like I can help make my community a place where all feel safe to walk around at night, and parents are happy to see kids pursue their dreams. 

- Ethan