Your Spring Break 2017 expedition to Guatemala will bring you in direct contact with the people, the landscapes, and the human rights and development concerns of the Guatemalan Central Highlands. This kind of place-based education teaches principles that apply to any situation in any location.
Community Cloud Forest Conservation is a U.S. 501(c)(3) non-profit organization run by Grand Rapids natives Rob and Tara Cahill; they have been providing service learning, academic, and adventure programs for colleges, universities, and high schools for over fifteen years. Click here for the CCFC website.
Through solidarity with local communities; study of human rights, agroecology, and conservation; and unforgettable adventures in sacred caves, pre-classical ruins, turquoise rivers and pools, and active volcanos, students will enhance their college readiness and broaden their perspective: they will help alleviate poverty, protect the cloud forest, develop communities, improve agriculture, provide opportunities for others, and gain invaluable experience to apply to any community and to their own lives.
For Spring Break, do more than sit on a beach. Serve others. Explore. Gain perspective. Learn. Expand your world.