Ballantyne Magazine

FALL 2016

Ballantyne Magazine covers news, events, real estate, restaurants, shopping, health, schools and business in the upscale Ballantyne Area of Charlotte, NC.

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BALLANTYNE | feature By Dawn Liles TAKING PART IN A MISSION TRIP IS A POPULAR ACTIVITY for many Ballantyne youth, but taking an extended time before college to see the world and volunteer — a gap year — can bring a whole new level of awareness. Even Malia Obama is taking that route before starting Harvard in fall 2017. Gap Year STUDENTS PURSUE LIFE-ENRICHING EXPERIENCES BEFORE COLLEGE Caroline Cary took a four-day trek to Machu Picchu in Peru as part of her gap year. Photo courtesy of Mia McCue FALL 2016 66 BALLANTYNE MAGAZINE

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