Pon Di Replay: A Re-Cap of My Trip to Barbados

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We love us some Chasity Cooper! She’s a millennial on the move who believes in giving. Chasity is involved in her community in DC and most recently took part in an Atlantic Impact cultural immersion and mission trip. Read and enjoy!

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It’s hard to believe that last week this time, I was traveling across the beautiful island of Barbados. From enjoying local delicacies of dolphin (also known as mahi-mahi) and macaroni pie, to walking on white sands and swimming in clear blue waters, I definitely enjoyed my first experience in the Caribbean and look forward to my next visit.

But my trip wasn’t solely focused on getting an awesome tan and enjoying rum punch — it was about exploration, discovery and independence. If you can recall, back in mid-May I raised over $1,500 for a Detroit-based non-profit called Atlantic Impact. Winning the blogger challenge not only afforded me the opportunity to travel to Barbados, but I also got the chance to know seven really bright and inquisitive high school juniors. Each of them had their own unique talents, stories, struggles and ambitious, but were over all grateful to have the…

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