I am a retired Mental Health Counselor who worked with Special Education and Social Work with the Lake Region school district in Maine, and I have recently moved to Biddeford, Maine. I have been a board member since 2018 and currently serve on the Communications Committee and Sponsorship Team. Having been to Kakamega in 2017, I look forward to going again as I am inspired by the commitments of friendship, service and support by both Americans and Kenyans. Though our cultures are different, we both strive to enhance our programming by sharing resources and deepening friendships through positive energies of good works and joy. I am impressed with the strong relationships which continue to grow among the young people of both countries. We are truly a caring community.