I am impressed by the work you do. I have been a coach and teacher of inner city youth and my slogan is "Shoot Cameras, Not Guns!" I teach 21 century literacy, digital storytelling, and I have a 10 week afterschool program I developed called "Let's Make a Movie". I have seen angry, hungry students become young Spike Lee's and transform their reality with hope, pride, and skills. See my class in action at http://www.youtube.com/stefslade
I clicked on your photo because you look interesting, like a person one could have great adventures with! And you are a scout!
My family is adventurous and fairly intrepid. My Mother (67) just got back from Africa. Not the tour-type trip, the I could really die today kind of trip. She has been many places as have most of us.
One thing, perhaps the most important, that I learned through meeting many kinds of people is that we truly are the same. All the differences piled together don't come close to all the ways we are the same.
I truly feel that I have an extended family that I am only now meeting them!