Belize 15 days/14 nights/ 10 days /9 nights
Summer, Fall and Spring dates
Come fly with us to Belize!! We stay in the local community in a dorm style bed and breakfast. While in Belize we will be working in the Colett District in Belize City in the Unity School and at the Gateway Center. We will work with students kindergarten through 6th grade to educate about real social issues the community faces daily. Drug use prevention and awareness, sex education, literacy, and staying in school are a few of the issues we tackle. Roll up your sleeves and prepare yourself to fall in love with this community and local children.
It's Not all work...
All work and no play made Johnny a dull boy!! So while we are here helping the community we also take time to explore the country. There are river/cave tubing and ziplining adventures, snorkeling, Mayan Ruin tours and of course shopping! Come discover all Belize has to offer while learning the local community and making memories and friends that last a lifetime!!
10 Days/9 nights Petersfield Jamaica
Dates TBD Fall 2018
Let's Jam in Jamaica!! For 10 days/9 beautiful nights we will hang out right here in the local community! We actually live with local Jamaican families learning all about Jamaican culture and cuisine. We will work within the community schools and with the Association of Clubs assisting teachers in the classrooms and assisting Mr. Matthias Brown with local projects that need extra hands, all the while seeing how their 20 year long immersion program within this community and in partnership with another global service learning organization has successfully progressed. Here we will explore the part of Jamaica that tourists don't. This trip is in partnership with Amizade Global Service Learning. Who's ready to Go.Passionately.??
In our downtime we like to head over to the famous Ricks Cafe in Negril where you try your hand at jumping off cliffs while taking in local cuisine and music. We participate in local sugar plantation farming and visit the local Blue Fields beach where you can experience bbq made by locals while sitting on the beautiful teal water beach. There's a roaring river in town and with Mr. Brown, you never know where else you might go! He's ready to take you all over Petersfield to show you his home. You don't want to miss this fun filled two weeks. Register now to hold your spot!!
Summer and Fall Dates: Come with us on a journey to Cherokee Nation in Talequah, Oklahoma. We will immerse ourselves in Native American history, heritage and culture. While there we will work within the community at the head start program for children or the local Methodist home that houses foster children and kids ages 16-20 that are aging out of the foster care system and transitioning. We will learn all about Cherokee culture through the Heritage Center, and model village as well as learn how to basket weave and hear a community story teller. We spend 9 days and 8 nights in Oklahoma.
COMING SOON: AUSTIN TEXAS COMMUNITY FIRST!
Spring 2019 is also shaping up to be BIG!!! We will be taking students to Austin Texas to a community built entirely for the chronically homeless! Our students will be working alongside members of the community learning what coming back from homelessness looks, feels and tastes like. We will dive into Community First where we will learn all about the human services field and what it means to work with communities such as this. We are so excited to add this trip to our community partner family!