Last year, St. Croix Prep launched a new service-oriented and educational travel opportunity for Upper School students. A group of nine students and three teachers participated in a Vision Team through Common Hope, a non-profit organization based in Antigua, Guatemala with a home office in St. Paul.
In Antigua, Common Hope is called Familias de Esperanzas. They serve close to 11,000 Guatemalans, and 500 families. The Common Hope facility provides families access to a health clinic, a daycare facility, a library, dining hall and play areas. Common Hope also works with existing local schools to support students and teachers and provide educational resources.
On August 7, 2016 the St. Croix Prep Vision Team flew to Antigua and spent eight days on a variety of activities including:
Each evening the students ended the day with team reflection. This gave the students time to discuss their experiences and how its altered their global perspectives. Overall, the vision team learned a lot about themselves and the world around them.
There will be an informational meeting for students to learn more about the 2017 trip on Friday October 7 during lunch. Students interested in joining the Vision Team 2017 should have their parents attend an informational meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 12 at the school.
To watch a video on the 2016 trip, click here. https://animoto.com/play/7xLimsPa9m6GjrzO9HxsYw