Follow Morgan Scherer During his Appalachian Trail Journey

Updates on Morgan's trip! Morgan has completed more than 400 miles of the Appalachian Trail! We feel overwhelmed with appreciation for his accomplishments and your continuing support. Read about his best friend Niko and his mother's perspective on his blog.

Giving Back to Africa's founder Ann Marie Thompson spoke about Morgan's journey: "We can choose to be connected to children across the world because the truth is, we really are!  We share the same planet and our own humanity." We believe this to be an important truth motivating our work in DR Congo. Empowered youth change themselves and their communities.

Morgan is set to raise nearly $8000 for our students! How amazing would it be if we could get that number to $10,000? Donate here!

Morgan Begins His Hike

Most kids spend summer vacation close to home with the occasional vacation or trip to camp-- not Morgan Scherer. This Bloomington High School North student is taking on the Appalachian Trail this summer.  Plus, he's doing it for a cause he cares about; Morgan's raising funds per mile for our students.  

Morgan became involved with us after attending a meeting of the Giving Back to Africa Student Association at Indiana University. He quickly realized that he wanted to be a part of the organization, and he will continue to work with us in the fall.

Morgan will hike for 500 miles over the course of six weeks; he started June 15th. He is taking donations and mile pledges. So far he has raised nearly $14 per mile in pledges. That is close to $7000 raised for the students!

These funds will continue to help and inspire our students thousands of miles away at Centre Salisa in DR Congo. Morgan is an outstanding role model for the students and for our community, demonstrating genuine leadership.

Whether you've been following Morgan's journey or are just now learning about him, we wanted to provide you with a comprehensive resource guide to learn about and track Morgan's progress this summer. We wish him the best!

 Read about Morgan and how he got involved, here. 

 Check out updates from Morgan, see his miles hiked, and learn how you can help!

Bloom Magazine article about Morgan

 **If you want to follow Morgan in real time, click here.