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Children & Community Development

Children & Community Development

Take advantage of incredible opportunities that contribute to children in-need, and get a sense of how you can use your talents to help.

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Broaden Your Horizons

Are you passionate about improving the communities children depend on?

  • Make a difference as a teen volunteer in the lives of children in-need through meaningful service
  • Connect with a new culture and make friends with like-minded interests
  • Go on excursions and explore everything that makes the destination you choose special
  • Leave a lasting impact that will have a positive effect on the community for years to come
Tackle community service projects that don’t require any prior experience – all that’s required is a desire to help!

Tackle community service projects that don’t require any prior experience – all that’s required is a desire to help!

Learn all the ins and outs of the local community, and discover the many challenges faced by those who live there.

Learn all the ins and outs of the local community, and discover the many challenges faced by those who live there.

Join in and participate in the local customs as members of the community share with you their unique ways of life.

Join in and participate in the local customs as members of the community share with you their unique ways of life.

GLA Children & Community Development Programs

Belize: The Initiative for Children™

Belize: The Initiative for Children™

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If you want to interact with children, work on community building projects, and experience the amazing culture and community of Belize, look no further! On this program you'll have the chance to see Belize in an authentic and meaningful way. From visiting the world-renowned Belize Zoo to swimming in crystal-clear rainforest waterfalls, you'll build leadership skills and make life-long friends as you go.

Costa Rica: The Initiative for Children™

Costa Rica: The Initiative for Children™

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Costa Rica is famous for its education system, including its impressive 98% literacy rate, and on this program you'll have a front row seat to the progress being made. You'll work on projects at local schools that directly benefit the children attending them. All the while, you'll form relationships with kids in the community as you share your cultures and interests.

Peru: Service in the Sacred Valley™

Peru: Service in the Sacred Valley™

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Students on this program really get a taste of all that Peru has to offer, from visiting a popular llama farm to witnessing the breathtaking views of the Andes from all sides. There’s even a chance to meet a shaman and visit Machu Picchu.

Costa Rica: Beachside Service Adventure

Costa Rica: Beachside Service Adventure

Costa Rica is an ideal place for teen to discover what they can offer the world, and students on this program will tackle a number of different service projects and learn about the local community, all while exploring the beautiful coastline.

Dominican Republic: Caribbean Service Adventure

Dominican Republic: Caribbean Service Adventure

See the long-term impact of past service projects firsthand on this program, as students in the DR dig in with their own community service initiatives. Along the way you’ll hit the beach, play sports and games with local kids, and go boating.

Philippines: The Initiative for Children™

Philippines: The Initiative for Children™

Journey to a remote South Pacific paradise, and contribute to the education and well-being of its children.

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