Bennett Quintard

Bennett is passionate about social entrepreneurship, increasing human happiness on a global level, religious understanding/tolerance, and music. He has served as a lacrosse captain on a championship team and as an international youth representative for his New Thought religion. His goals for this year are to become more aware of the world we live in, as well as to connect with a new family and community. His favorite quote is "In the fight for an ideal, we face those who are deceptive, envious and incompetent. The man who is firm pays no mind to such people an wastes no time counting them. For he who marches toward the light need not worry about what occurs in the darkness." - Ennio Amaral

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Patience

Flash back to December 2014 I sat in my old living room feeling quite out of place on the red plastic covered couch that soaked me in sweat while simply lounging around. I batted away incessant flies not even slightly deterred as I swatted one…

16 July, 2015

Here’s to the Madness

As of a few days ago, I have been in Ecuador for five months, or about 8% of my teenage life. Now, I can’t tell you that this time has flown by or seemed to drag on. That would be a far too “clean cut”…

07 February, 2015

Life, Death, and a Theory

 

29 January, 2015

The Most Important Choice

A few weeks ago I started my apprenticeship at an organic finca (farm) about 20 minutes outside of my community of El Juncal. Below are my first two experiences at my new job: Experience 1: 
Due to my decision to stay up late the night…

21 November, 2014

Dear Applicant (The Veil Lifted)

Dear Applicant, As you make your way through the grueling Global Citizen Year application process, I’m sure you are faced with many questions. One of the biggest questions you might be asking yourself is, What will it be like? Everyone you talk to will have…

28 October, 2014

Un Nuevo Amigo

As we sat at a table in La Cuchara de San Marcos with our new friend, Pablo Salme, the sun setting over the awe inspiring Andes, he told us why he chose to help us that day. Here is a translation of Pablo Salme’s words:…

04 September, 2014

Changing The World

Over the next eight months I will do many things. I will eat new foods, create new relationships, become more self sufficient, see amazing sights, laugh, cry, and grow. But there is one thing that I most definitely will not do. I will not change the world….

31 July, 2014

Patience

Flash back to December 2014 I sat in my old living room feeling quite out of place on the red plastic covered couch that soaked me in sweat while simply lounging around. I batted away incessant flies not even slightly deterred as I swatted one…

15 July, 2011

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