2nd Guatemala Service trip planned for june

October 4, 2011

The decision has been made to offer a second service learning experience to Guatemala in June.  This year’s trip is open to current Juniors and Seniors.  Interested students are encouraged to sign up by November 1.  Curamerica Global, the Raleigh based developing country rural health program, will again be organizing and leading the trip.

 For well over a decade Curamerica has run volunteer programs in several developing countries throughout the world which has taken thousands of adults, including hundreds of medical and college age students in what is often described as a transformative experience.    Fayetteville Academy was the only high school ever asked to participate in sa ervice trip organized by Curamerica .   Because of the successful trip last year, Curamerica would like to partner with us on an annual basis.  We are extremely proud of the students who participated last year.  They have paved the way for what will hopefully be another extraordinary opportunity for participants. 

The trip director, Andrew Herrera, from Curamerica will be on campus for the Pig Pickin’ on October 13th to answer questions and to help launch fundraising efforts.  Fundraising including the sale of Value Cards and Student Identification Cards, significantly lowered the cost per student volunteer last year.   Mr. Sanborn has contact information for Mr. Herrera and can answer questions in advance of the next meeting on November 1st in room 26 at 6:00.  

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