The panel for our eighth episode includes Kaitlin Murray and Cassidy Murray.
The topic that they have chosen to discuss is the Refugee Crisis.
Kaitlin and Cassidy spent some time volunteering at a refugee camp in Greece recently, and in this episode, they will tell their stories, and answer some questions that they are frequently asked.
This episode is pre-recorded, so, unfortunately, they will not be able to answer your questions live.
The Youth for Episode 8:
Kaitlin is a traveler, humanitarian, and human rights advocate. She is 18 years old and has been traveling her entire life with her family. She was born in Holland and also lived in the United States, Germany, France, and Rome, Italy all by the time she was seven. For the next 7 years, she lived in Venice, Italy where most of her childhood memories were made. When Kaitlin was 14, her family decided to step out of their comfort zone and explore the world on an open-ended journey to see the world. So far they have visited over 50 countries throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North and South America, and Asia. She believes that the world is her classroom where she learns through the cultural diversity of its people. Through her travels Kaitlin has found a love for archaeology, literature, history, theater, and sharing her adventures and stories through her writing – opening hearts and minds to the realities and amazing people of the world. She discovered her passion for volunteering and humanitarian work after volunteering with Syrian refugees in Turkey in 2015. After this experience, her and her sister started a non-profit organization called Kids Unite 4 Hope where their goal is to help kids in need and encourage kids and teens to make a difference in their communities and around the world. Since then she has volunteered globally and given numerous presentations to teens about the refugee crisis and the importance of using their youth to make a positive impact on the world.
You can follow Kaitlin at travelinkait.com and kidsunite4hope.org.
Cassidy is 15 years old and not your typical teen. Because of her family’s desire to learn about the world firsthand by exploring it full-time, Cassidy left her home in Venice, Italy in 2013 and has traveled to over 50 countries across the globe – developing a passion for art, languages and culture. She became a devoted volunteer and human rights advocate while volunteering during the refugee crisis in the Middle East, US, and Greece and found that she is happiest when she is helping other kids and teens and creating lasting friendships with them. Cassidy is also a co-founder of the non-profit organization Kids Unite 4 Hope which she and her sister started in 2015 to help kids in need and to inspire kids around the world to volunteer and make a difference. You can find her at ciaocassidy.com andkidsunite4hope.org
Anne Boie, Producer
Anne Boie is an entrepreneur and partner in work, family and play to her husband, David Leahy. She is a dedicated unschooling mother of the four Leahy children, ages 4- 16. The Leahy family has lived in Suburban Dallas, Rural Grayson County, Texas, and several years ago after the birth of their fourth child, they decided to pursue their dream of a more exciting urban location, as close to New York City as they could manage financially. After researching several options with the help of their children, they chose Hackettstown, New Jersey, located between New York City and Philadelphia, and moved their warehouse of more than a million Lego bricks, two dogs, three cats, four children, one Nana (David’s mom) and all their belongings halfway across the country. They have been happily living there for almost 3 years now, and are always eager to meet and talk to both experienced and new unschoolers.
Anne was very excited to take on the role of co-producer of the For the Love of Learning show, as a means of exploring ideas about education from people all over the world, and to help create a better world by showing parents that there is another way, they don’t have to blindly follow the crowd when it comes to education and raising happy children.
She is even more excited to take on this new role as lead producer for Youth on Subjects of the World. This amazing group of young people will give you hope for the future of our world.