My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Highland Support Project, Richmond, VA, USA
I have taken youth on mission trips for decades, and the Highland Support Project is easily the best. The work was well within the capacity of my high school students and inexperienced adults. The work was simply a small part of the experience, however. The Highland Support Project staff and volunteers opened the whole team's eyes to justice work and to the implications of mission work. My group was challenged to consider their role in the political world and the ramifications of US involvement and/or lack thereof. My students got to understand the importance of community and family life, as they felt connected to the families and communities in which they worked, sometimes more so than the communities in which they grew up. This was an extraordinary, transformational, and life-changing experience.
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