April 12, 2011

My Own Angels of Beauty

Say what you will about American students in Florence, but these wonderful kids from Washington Community College Consortium for Study Abroad made their Italian Life and Culture teacher all kinds of proud today. When their director at AIFS, Sophie Monkman, asked them to participate in the Angeli del Bello initiative, they didn't hesitate.

This morning they got up early to head down to Piazza Santa Croce and sweep it free of cigarette butts and broken glass. When I asked one of my students why she was taking part in the project, she answered simply: "This is our home, too, and we want to keep it clean." 

Bravi, ragazzi! And THANK YOU!

 Learn how to become an Angel of Beauty at www.angelidelbello.it.

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