The LSCC lead a group a group of stellar students on an Alternative Spring Break (ASB) trip to Nicaragua with Outreach 360. Student volunteers sacrificed a week’s worth of vegging out, netflix-binging, and partying-it-up to positively impact the lives of children in Nicaragua. The mission of this trip was to release the “hero within” and provide opportunities to orphaned, abandoned, and disadvantaged children.
Outreach 360 program in Jinotega focuses on educational programs for local children, offered at their Learning Center. Through these programs, they aim at providing children with functional skills, competencies, and the ability to allow them to overcome the challenges of poverty and achieve a greater standard of living for themselves and their families. Volunteers play an important role as educators, primarily teaching English to elementary school children at the Learning Center or providing engaging and meaningful Learning Camps in the community. The powerful impact of service-learning, coupled with authentic cultural interaction, not only transforms the lives of the children we serve, but also the lives of volunteers.