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DL middle schoolers helping Oprah

Students from seventh grade Team Quest at Detroit Lakes Middle School are participating in the O Ambassadors program, a joint project of Oprah's Angel Network and Free The Children.

Students are working toward the UN Millennium Development Goals, learning about global issues and making a tangible difference in the lives of their peers in the developing world.

They are part of a network of O Ambassadors clubs across North America that are working to find solutions to global challenges through active learning, idea-sharing and taking action.

Through this program, youth in North America have the unique opportunity to develop leadership skills and become active and compassionate global citizens.

"There are so many issues in our world that need our attention and we're ready to show that youth in Detroit Lakes care and want to make a difference in our world," Libby Schmit, one of Quest's Team Leaders.

Throughout the months of March and April, Team Quest students participating in the O Ambassadors Club will raise awareness about the importance of a holistic approach to development by focusing on the Millennium Development Goals.

The Team Quest students have learned about poverty, education, health and sustainable development and are continuing to focus on Southeast Asia. Team Quest will be educating other students at the middle school through Prime Time activities.

The students will also raise money for Free The Children as part of the program. The funds raised by the students will go towards holistic development projects in East Africa, West Africa, South Asia, East Asia and Latin America.

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