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"You must have a bluebird in your heart before you can find it in the bush."
-John Burroughs
American Naturalist

Partnership with The Neighborhood House Charter School

"O2 For Life provides an invaluable service in organizing educational trips to Costa Rica for inner city children. These children have limited exposure to other cultures and environments. The trip to the rainforest of Costa Rica enables them to see how they fit in the world order and educates them as future citizen of the world. Many thanks to O2 For Life and its supporters for providing our children with a very important educational experience"

Kevin Andrews
The Neighborhood House Charter School
Dorchester, MA

We strive to keep the cost of our education program affordable because we want to host students from all social and economic backgrounds. Still, programs like ours remain essentially out of reach for many children from inner cities or other economically depressed areas. Simply put, those children would never get the opportunity to participate in such faraway, exotic educational field trips unless they received some level of subsidy.

To that effect, O2 For Life started the "Costa Rica Initiative" in partnership with the Neighborhood House Charter School (NHCS), an inner city school located in Dorchester, Massachusetts.

Since 2004, groups of 8th grade students from the NHCS have spent a week at the reserve. The foundation fully subsidizes their stay. It also works hand in hand with the school to help the students raise the funds needed for travel costs.

We derive much pride from this collaborative effort and we look forward to continuing our partnership with the NHCS for many years to come. As our financial resources grow we will seek to establish similar partnerships with other schools.

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