Service Learning Educational Tours with Worthy Village
- Sustainable, hands on service learning
- Real cultural connections
- Language immersion
- Cross curricular initiatives
- Team building
- Grassroots leadership
A Life Changing Opportunity
With Worthy Village, students are fully immersed in service learning. Students come face to face with extreme poverty in the villages surrounding Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. They work with Worthy Village to implement small-scale, sustainable, grassroots projects in community centers, schools, and the homes of indigenous Mayan people. Through their work, students make real connections with people of an entirely different culture and worldview. They are immersed in Mayan culture, Spanish language, and native Mayan dialect. These trips allow for a cross-curricular, collaborative, and hands on service-learning experience like no other.
A trip with Worthy Village is a life changing experience for all who participate. Students and chaperones alike forge bonds with one another, open their world view, and develop the leadership and collaboration skills necessary to succeed in and outside the classroom.
Worthy Village has been working directly with the indigenous people in the Panajachel area for over five years. Local Mayan leaders and social workers are the primary drivers of project development, leading to a grassroots movement to better the communities and lift people out of extreme poverty in a sustainable way.
Handcrafted Itinerary and Stress Free Trip Planning
Worthy Village has formal partnerships with high schools and universities across the country and runs dozens of volunteer trips each year. We have numerous sustainable service learning projects and each trip can be tailored to your curriculum needs and your timeframe. We make trip planning easy and can match the goals and needs of your institution. Our team is ready to guide you through the planning process, from recruitment to takeoff and will work side by side with you on the ground in Guatemala.