Justice Education Trips
Justice Education Trips immerse students in circumstances and cultures beyond their own experience. Each trip involves thorough preparation and reflection upon not simply the people they will meet but also the social systems that keep people from reaching their fullest potential. Therefore, these trips are appropriately entitled, “Justice Education Trips,” not mission trips. For it is hoped that those who experience these trips will continue to reflect and consider ways to alleviate poverty well into their adult lives.
Students travel to Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi and engage in the living history of our country’s most powerful civil rights movement. Part of this education includes meeting with and hearing personal accounts of those who lived through and participated in the movement.
The trip will travel to Civil Rights historical sites in Atlanta, Montgomery, Birmingham, Selma, and Tuskegee. Students will visit the places and walk in the footsteps of Rosa Parks, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., John Lewis, and others. Students should see Ms. Androsky in B212 or Ms. Nordby in A213 with questions.
Partnering with the mission of San Lucas Toliman, students travel to Lake Atitlan in northwestern Guatemala. Students learn the history of Guatemala, its economic conditions, reforestation projects; they will pick coffee beans and play with the children.
If you have any questions about Justice Education Trips, please contact Becki Medellin, the in-house coordinator for the program.
Please note: Some financial assistance, based on need and the availability of funds, is available for each of the Justice Education Trips.