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This summer, Heifer International will offer Heifer U for Educators, a four-day, four-night experience at Heifer Village in Little Rock, AR and Heifer Ranch in Perryville, AR. This inspiring and transformational professional development program provides participants with a working knowledge of Heifer’s model and mission, while emphasizing how to teach about sustainable solutions to hunger, poverty, and environmental degradation. The program includes guest speakers who are experts in a variety of areas, experiential learning opportunities in Heifer’s global village, a tour of a working sustainable farm, training on how to teach global issues in the classroom, free classroom resources, and excellent networking opportunities with educators from around the country. Heifer U for Educators is a grant-based program for which participants are selected by application; all expenses, including room and board, are covered by the grant. Accepted participants need only to provide their own transportation to and from Little Rock. Founded in 1944, Heifer International is a humanitarian assistance organization that works to end world hunger and poverty and protect the earth. Through livestock, training and "passing on the gift," Heifer has helped 9.2 million families in more than 125 countries improve their quality of life and move toward greater self-reliance. Heifer helps build strong communities because each project participant agrees to pass on the gift of animal offspring, training, or skills to another family in need. Because education both at home and abroad is essential to the accomplishment of Heifer’s mission, the organization offers free curriculum materials and professional development for teachers with the goal of inspiring a new generation of global citizens. This year’s Heifer U for Educators will take place from June 18th-22nd. Applications are due May 8th, so visit http://www.heifer.org/getinvolved/schools/teachers/heifer-u-for-educators to apply now! If you have further questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.