December 15th-22nd, 2012
Jinotega, Nicaragua $1,750/person
Theme: Global Youth Empowerment
Volunteers traveling to the region of Jinotega in Nicaragua will work with the non-profit organization Outreach 360 (formerly Orphanage Outreach), whose primary mission is to “Release the Hero Within – to involve people to provide opportunities to orphaned, abandoned, and disadvantaged children in Nicaragua.” Specifically, volunteers will participate in Orphanage 360’s Teach Corps-English Education program, helping to teach children in Nicaraguan schools basic English language skills. Volunteers will stay in local housing provided by Outreach360 while in Nicaragua and partake of local food which will be prepared and served by Outreach360 staff. Staff will provide opportunities for volunteers to learn more about the history and culture of Nicaragua, including issues affecting youth and education, and volunteers will spend one free day as a group exploring the local area. This will include vising a local art co-operative and a working coffee farm in the morning, and dining at an eco resort for lunch and walking trails through a cloud forest in the afternoon. Group flights to Nicaragua will be booked by Alternative Service Breaks. For more information, visit: www.outreach360.org.