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Mountain Nation Newsletter, Q1 2014

March, 2014 – Big start to the year and leadership transition Dear Mountain Nation Supporters, Another three months have flown by and there is a lot of news to pass on! Our instructors have been very busy working with the

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Mountain Nation Newsletter, Q3 2013

09/01/2013 Welcome to September Mountain Nation supporters! It’s seems like such a short amount of time since our last update 3 months ago, but yet so much has transpired in the meantime!  We finished our program with the alternative high

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Mountain Nation Newsletter, Q2 2013

Greetings Mountain Nation supporters – I hope this finds each of you well wherever this letter reaches you around the globe!  I’m excited to be writing to you all on behalf of Mountain Nation from Ecuador for the first time. 

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One instructor looks back

Hello, my name is Consuelo Jaramillo, and I was born and raised in Quito, Ecuador. I started volunteering with Nacion Urku (Mountain Nation) this summer to help give back to my local community, and to make a difference in the

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The Battle of MegaMaxi

The other day I was on a mission at the local supermarket shopping for our commencement BBQ for our inaugural Nación Urku class. It was my first experience in Ecuador’s equivalent of Wal-Mart and it was certainly quite the departure

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A letter from our co-founder

Co-founding and helping run Nación Urku has been one of the best experiences of my life, and perhaps the thing I will most remember about my time spent in Ecuador. The program was conceived one evening in the Boada’s living

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Checking in with our first group of kids

The kids in our inaugural program have now been on real rock for 5 weeks and they are thriving! Every week their confidence and enthusiasm continues to build. Additionally they’ve started to gel as a group and the lines of

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New partnership announcement

Mountain Nation is thrilled to announce our new partnership with an outstanding local, alternative education school known as CENIT. CENIT stands for El Centro de la Niña Trabajadora, or the Center for the Working Girl in English. They have been

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A great beginning

I can’t believe it’s been 2 months already since I came to Ecuador! I arrived with a hazy idea of helping to establish an outreach program for at-risk youth with a focus on providing experiential learning, personal development, and outdoor

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