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Oct. 12 , 2005

Students Touching Lives Miles Away

Aurora Public Schools International Baccalaureate students understand what it means to make a difference to people a world away.  For the past two years, IB students have raised more than $13,000 to clear a minefield in Mozambique.  The students are working with the United Nations Landmine Initiative to ensure their donations make a difference.

On Oct. 20 at 9:30 a.m., Zach Hudson from the United Nations will visit IB students to discuss their support of the Landmine Initiative. "The dialogue with Mr. Hudson should be a powerful expression for our students," said IB teacher Chris Sundberg.

The United Nations Initiative engages individuals, community groups and businesses in resolving the global landmine crisis. The campaign helps save lives by promoting awareness of the landmine problem and raising funds for mine clearance and survivor assistance. Landmines reportedly maim or kill 10,000 civilians every year.

The students raise money as part of the community service component of the IB program.  IB students must participate in at least 150 hours of activities that benefit the community.

The IB program is a comprehensive two-year curriculum designed for juniors and seniors seeking a challenging educational experience with a strong emphasis on international understanding and responsible citizenship.

On Oct.13, IB juniors will be formally inducted into the APS program. The induction ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. at Hinkley High School located at 1250 Chambers Road



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Georgia Durán, Director
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FAX: 303-326-1939
e-mail: georgiad@admin.aps.k12.co.us

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