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A spring break devoted to serving others

Posted on February 28, 2013 9:51 am by Lauren Kirkpatrick Leave a comment

Brittney Garcia, second from left, with her host family during a previous trip to Guatemala

Brittney Garcia could spend her spring break relaxing and catching up on sleep. Instead, the senior International Studies major is leading a team of students on a trip to Guatemala where they will focus on gender issues in Guatemalan society.

It's Garcia's second trip to the beautiful but impoverished country. She was inspired by the leadership of the last trip to become as a leader herself.

“Besides the fact that I fell in love with Guatemala the first time I visited, my team leaders from last year’s trip played a major role in my life as I applied for the position,” she says. “They led by example and exemplified what I believe a true service leader should be like. That they believed in me enough to tell me to apply meant the world to me.”

Read more about Garcia and her alternative spring break service trip on the Red and White for Life blog.