Use your Spring Break to do good by pitching in on sustainable projects in places where poverty and inequality are persistent issues.
Step Up and Make a Difference
Want to use your Spring Break to help improve the lives of those who live in underserved communities?
- Work with local partners and NGOs to identify challenges facing the community
- Contribute to a meaningful service project that provides much-needed new spaces, like classrooms or clinics, or take part in other projects to meet local needs
- Learn how wildlife is affected by a changing planet, health care is affected by access to resources, or children are affected by available educational opportunities
- Discover unique ways that leaders around the globe are tackling challenges and improving lives
GLA Spring Break Programs
On this program, students will spend the week working with local conservationists who are striving to protect sea turtles for the next generation. From beach cleanups to night patrols, your volunteer work will have a positive impact on the local community and the turtle population. Share your passion for wildlife conservation with the new friends you make in your group and in the community. Spring break will never be the same!
Spring break is an excellent time for high school students to travel and learn the many ways they can make a difference along the way. Students on this spring break program will choose between two tracks: Global Health, or Community Impact. On the Global Health track, students will gain field experience by helping set up a rural pop-up clinic, shadow members of a medical brigade at a skills training session, and work on a water filter or sanitation project. On the Community Development track, students will work on constructing “bottle buildings" for the local community, which turns used plastic bottles into a highly insulating, robust, affordable building material.