This summer, 14 students from Oakland High will go to Central America to do community service for 20 days with the Global Glimpse program.
Global Glimpse is a non-profit organization that “provides high school students with the knowledge and inspiration to address the challenges of their generation and better serve their communities,” according to their website. Two teachers at Oakland High School, science teacher Katharine Noonan and social studies teacher Ruben Rodriguez are taking the group of students to Central America.
“I love the opportunity that we have,” said Julia Saravia, junior. “Only a couple of students get this opportunity to go to Central America and I’m glad that I’m a part of this.”
The last day that students were accepted into Global Glimpse was December 21. According to the Global Glimpse website, the program is based on creating a healthy environment and on community service.
Global Glimpse is dedicated to designing educational service with high-performing high school students. Since 2007, they claim to have inspired more then 700 people through their trips.
According to the Global Glimpse website, the program helps students “to gain a first-hand experience abroad that enables them to become and act as responsible global citizens”.
”I’m glad I get to go,” said junior Aileen Iniguez. “I’m looking forward to helping other people and just getting away from school a little bit.”
Iniguez and Saravia are only two of the 14 going on the trip this year.
“This is going to be great,” said Saravia. “I just can’t wait!”