As part of the high school service learning program, the service learning trips strive to fulfill the LFSF mission of global citizenship, providing opportunities for global learning outside of the classroom, and for engaged citizenship. Students in Grades 10, 11, and 12 are eligible to participate each year once they have completed 40 hours of local community service. It is a 3-year program, and each year focuses on a different theme and global location. This year, 17 students participated in the service learning trip to Peru. All had completed 40 hours of community service, and 6 hours of classes in Peruvian culture and the issue of educating girls in developing countries. Before and during the trip, students reflected and wrote in their journals about their experiences, and practices mindfulness to integrate their service and learning. Back on campus, students performed 2 folkloric Andean dances to their high school peers, and discussed their experiences abroad.
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