The trip will be Robare's first overseas, but she has little reservations about it. She said her biggest fear is the possibility of being emotionally overwhelmed by the poverty of the people she's helping.
"I'm slowly learning more and more about the culture," she said. "I'm still probably going to be shocked."
But she's prepared for that, she said, and even more prepared for the experiences that come with making a positive impact.
"I'm extremely excited to go," said Robare. "Every day it's getting closer and I'm getting more excited."
For more information about North Country Mission of Hope, visit www.ncmissionofhope.org. People wishing to financially support the organization can send a check payable to North Country Mission of Hope, 206 New York Rd., Plattsburgh, NY 12901. Those specifically wishing to help fund Robare's trip to Nicaragua should note her name on the check.