Naples Council
World Affairs
Our mission is to educate, inspire and engage our community in international affairs and critical global issues
School Outreach

  Bob Haffa, Chair


 School Outreach Committee

In 2000 the Naples Council on World Affairs formalized an Outreach Program to initiate involvement with local schools, both public and independent in the belief that promoting knowledge and understanding of global affairs and issue among young people is of vital important to our Country.  Over these past years, the Council’s Outreach Programs have increased dramatically from simply having its lecturer speak at Collier County schools, to offering a wide variety of programs detailed in the pages that follow. The volunteer Council members who comprise the Outreach Committee meet regularly during the season and by phone over the Summer to plan and execute Outreach activities.

As overseen by the School Outreach Committee, the Naples Council on World Affairs sends Naples high school students to three summer scholarship programs:

  • Last year we sent eight junior students overseas through the Experiment in International Living to broaden their experience and understanding of global issues, culture and politics;
  • In 2019 we sponsored six high school students for a trip to Washington, D.C., and a week at Georgetown University to take courses and engage in seminars on International Relations and National Security;
  • And, we supported seven additional two students for a two-week stay at the Vermont Governor’s Institute designed to explore global issues and develop leadership skills.

Please watch and listen to some of these talented youngsters as they reflect on what those experiences meant to them - CLICK HERE TO SEE THE VIDEO

The Outreach Committee consists of the following Council members: Bob Haffa -Chair, James Schmotter - Secretary, MikeolStroh - Collier County Public Schools, Gary Biernesser, Jack Bovee, Eugene Burke, Linda Crescenzi, Ken Cyrus, Debbie Doyle, Jim Fleck, Joyce Fletcher, Mimi Gregory, Ron Gymer, Richard Harris, Don Insul, Sandy Karaganis, Judith Lipnick, Phillip Markin, Jon Mohle, Rob Pendergrass, Robert Roussel, Mark Walchak, Nancy Wallace.

Naples Council on World Affairs
2316 Pine Ridge Road #361, Naples, Florida 34109-2006
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