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SEED Program Holds Leadership Conference for International Students

International students studying at SUNY Broome are preparing to return home to make their native countries a better place to live.
International students studying at SUNY Broome are preparing to return home to make their native countries a better place to live.

The SEED Program held its leadership conference today as students from Central America and the Caribbean presented their community action plans. The proposed projects include developing farmers markets, initiating community cleanup, creating recreational centers and promoting conservation and environmental awareness. Stephanie Hernandez of El Salvador wants to create after school programs to tutor youth in English and math. Hernandez says she wants to inspire others to pursue their dreams.

"I want to come back here and tell them, 'This is what I achieved in my country and you are part of my story and my life.' So, I will be able to tell them, 'You helped me in my book of life, and your name is written there.' And then I will tell them, this what I have achieved in my country," said Hernandez.

The international students studied leadership, technical skills and English and participate in community service projects around Greater Binghamton.
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