Bainbridge Island-Kitezh offers a life-enriching cultural exchange and community service program for Bainbridge High School sophomores and juniors. Our teen ambassadors participate in local community service projects including feeding the homeless in Seattle and helping Island-based non-profits. During a three-week summer trip abroad, they work on international service projects (example:repairing and remodeling schools) while they interact with local people and learn their customs. Previous destinations have been to Siberia and western Russia, and now Nepal. Our program helps teens’ understanding of the world beyond Bainbridge and that they can have a lasting positive impact on it while learning their place in it.