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Review for The Maya Gold Foundation, Inc., New Paltz, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Maya Gold Foundation (MGF) is an OUTSTANDING organization!

My daughter has been involved with the MGF for three years and the foundation has had a profound impact on her. The founders, Elise Gold and Mathew Swerdloff dedicate a copious amount of time and energy to implement their mission to "help youth thrive." Motivating and engaging teens through meaningful workshops and community events, empowering them by giving them a voice, and introducing them to responsibility through membership on the Youth Action Team provide the tools for all young adults to flourish.

The trips to Nepal have been instrumental in opening our daughter's mind to a larger world, imparting an education in responsible tourism and raising awareness of humanitarian issues. These experiences have also helped to provide her with a sense of purpose, through service work and cross cultural understanding. This year marks the third time my daughter traveled to Nepal with the MGF. Each trip has been organised with both precision and sensitivity. Never once have i had any cause for concern. I have seen her grow far beyond what is possible in a classroom setting.

Without a doubt, The Maya Gold Foundation is having a huge impact and its leaders, Elise and Mathew are truly inspirational people.

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