Voices Against Indifference Initiative

A Decade Inspired by Elie Wiesel

sponsored by

The Leon Levine Foundation
Sandra and Leon Levine


In the Footsteps of Elie Wiesel

In this age of globalization, it is vital that young people expand their knowledge, heighten their sensitivity, and broaden their awareness of critical world issues so that they develop into informed, compassionate adults. The Echo Foundation’s unique travel and leadership initiative, In the Footsteps of Elie Wiesel gave high school students the extraordinary opportunity to experience the formative environments that have shaped one of the foremost humanitarian leaders of our time, Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Elie Wiesel. Our Footsteps Ambassadors traced the path of Professor Wiesel from his birthplace in Sighet, Romania, to the death camps of Auschwitz in Poland, to Versailles, France where he was given refuge as an orphan. Additionally, they visited Berlin, Germany where the process of reparation and relationship healing with the Jewish people has resulted in an extraordinary model of understanding and friendship in modern times.

Footsteps Ambassadors

These 12 students were chosen through an intense application process to follow In the Footsteps of Elie Wiesel.

adara-blake

Adara Blake
Sophomore
North Mecklenburg High School

scott-fisher

Scott Fisher II
Sophomore
North Mecklenburg High School

preston-gray

Preston Gray
Sophomore
Butler High School


natasha-frosina

Natasha Frosina
Junior
Providence Day School

margaret-love

Margaret Love
Sophomore
North Mecklenburg High School

kristine-sowers

Kristine Sowers
Sophomore
Providence Day School

harold-robins

Harold Robins
Junior
Providence High School

gaby

Gabriela Reed
Freshman
East Mecklenburg High School

evelyn-denham

Evelyn Denham
Junior
North Mecklenburg High School

catherine-auerbach

Catherine Auerbach
Sophomore
Myers Park High School

casey-horgan

Casey Horgan
Junior
Myers Park High School

blake-templeton

Blake Templeton
Sophomore
Butler High School