Our Mission Statement

Melody Around The World is a global learning project that introduces Melody to the world for the purpose of encouraging compassion for others, raising awareness for people with disabilities, and promoting global learning. Communication between participants will be facilitated through the Melody Around The World blog at MelodyAroundTheWorld.com.

Project Guidelines

Guidelines for Melody Around The World

  • Read Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper
  • Think about Melody’s needs. Is your environment accessible for her?
  • When Melody arrives, document her visit at MelodyAroundTheWorld.com
  • After a week, send Melody to her next destination
    • Write a letter to Melody’s next destination participant
    • Contact the next destination so Melody will be expected
    • Enclose the original project letter and Melody’s travel itinerary
    • Include a picture of your class, family, or yourself (if desired)
    • Mail Melody to her next destination
  • Follow Melody’s journey through the blog and comment on others’ posts


  • Always use the unique number on the back of your Melody
  • Find unique ways for your students to interact with Melody
  • Fill out the travel log at least once. Upload extra photos through the photo blog.
  • Your travel log entry will create your blog post.  Be sure you proofread and only include information you wish others to view publicly.
  • Use the opportunity to connect with the participants on the blog:  add your twitter handle, e-mail address, or blog url to your travel log post.
  • Interact with as many other participants as possible: via blog, twitter, e-mail
  • Send something to the next participant. We suggest a photo of your class or family, or anything
         light and easy to mail. A personal letter is a nice touch.