Youth Uplift Challenge: Meet Sebastian

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Posted by Abigail Finck on
Thu, 04/13/2017

The Youth Uplift Challenge is supporting Save the Children's youth opportunity programs in Nicaragua and Indonesia. In this blog post, Abby of Global Nomads Group shares some behind the scenes insight into Miami student Sebastian's daily life.

On Thursday, April 27th, we are bringing together students in Nicaragua and Miami to talk through youth opportunity and poverty. Watch the webcast on YouTube Live at 9:00a.m. PT/ Noon ET on 4/27

My knowledge of martial arts started and stopped in my 1st grade karate class. Sebastian on the other hand, spends two hours everyday practicing karate and kickboxing.

One of my favorite parts of getting to know Sebastian was attending his martial arts classes. The classes gave me such a beautiful example of the impact it has in peoples lives. Whether Sebastian was sparing with a fellow brown belt or teaching the younger students best techniques, his concentration, disciple, and mentorship abilities were so obvious.

The smaller children we learning how to use their bodies and slow down their busy minds and the older students we honing in on their techniques, letting go of the world outside the classroom, and becoming stronger – physically and mentally.

Sebastian’s past did not spare him hardship or heartbreak but he has taken those moments and turned them into resolve for a full and bright future. In Miami he is able to concentrate his family, physical health and well being, while planning for a future he is excited for.



Join Sebastian and Laura as they speak to Nicaraguan students in our Youth Uplift Challenge webcast on YouTube Live at 9:00a.m. PT/ Noon ET on 4/27

For every hand you make and send in from now until May 8, 2017, the Bezos Family Foundation will donate $1.90—up to $500,000—to Save the Children’s programs empowering youth in Nicaragua and Indonesia to rise into a life they dream for themselves. Take the Youth Uplift Challenge now!