Summer Service Trips Prepare to Depart

This year George School students will be participating in a number of service trips throughout the world. This spring trips traveled to France, Mississippi, Nicaragua, South Africa, and Washington, DC. In just a few days several more groups will embark on their trips to Arizona, China, and Cuba. More information about each trip is below.

Summer 2016

Arizona
June 5–23, 2016
Students work as teachers’ aides in the Kayenta Elementary School located in the Navajo Nation of Arizona. Homestays with local families provide the opportunity to experience the daily life and culture in the Navajo Nation. After-school activities for George School students might include horseback riding through Monument Valley, camping out on the Black Mesa, or rafting down the Colorado River.

China
June 5–26, 2016
The service project in Yangzhou China will focus on both service and Mandarin Chinese language. Students will stay with Chinese host families that have a student who attends Yangzhou high school, the leading high school in Yangzhou. Students will attend some classes with their hosts and attend culture classes. Service projects will be at a migrant workers’ children’s school, a special needs school, and an orphanage.

Cuba
June 8–23, 2016
George School students will help in the major reconstruction of a church in Holguin. Plans also include working in an urban hydroponic garden and visiting a community orphanage and a school for the blind and deaf. Students may visit the city of Santiago, the Quaker community in Gibara, the historic town of Bayamo, and the beach at Guardalavaca.

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