The GROW Magic spreads around the country, with the help of our awesome team: the Local Project Managers, the Ambassadors and the International Trainers. Let’s meet some of them!  

Zachary Sadler from the USA – GROW trainer in Focsani  

I was looking for something purposeful to invest my time towards. GROW seemed like a platform where I could build a community – one with the teenagers, with the other international trainers, and with the country of Romania as a whole.

Coming in I didn’t have many expectations, Romania itself is a well kept secret. You can’t read too much about it on the Internet, all the magic, all the love – it’s something you have to see with your own eyes! I was without expectations, but pleasantly surprised all the same.

My first day in Focsani was amazing! I was greeted immediately after stepping out of the taxi to a welcome party of my ambassadors. They held up a large sign that showcased a plane flying from Dallas all the way to Focsani. It was one of the sweetest, kindest things ever! The next morning I celebrated the Union (the event Focsani is famous for) at Unirii High School – I spent the day eating the most delicious food (mici, mamaliga, etc… There was so much!) and dancing the day away with fellow students!! I took part in a massive Hora as well as this dance called the Penguin dance.

Biggest dream

I want to spend my life seeing all that there is to see! Travel, Travel, TRAVEL!

If I had a magic wand…

I would use it to get into Hogwarts, of course!

3 little-known facts about the USA:

  • Texas used to be its own country
  • In Michigan, you can legally obtain a license to hunt unicorns (!)
  • We sell enough pizza every day to cover 100 acres.