HS2 Academy offers exciting community service projects and trips to challenge our students to be well rounded as well as educated. For more information, please contact your nearest branch.
Testimony from HS2 studentS
“I visited Nicaragua during the summer, I think the trip is more life inspiring then to be considered a vacation. There are many obstacles I had to overcome throughout the trip, such as having no clean clothes to wear, force myself to speak Spanish, to work under the humidity when my muscles are hurting. After I got back, I’ve learned to appreciate a lot of things, such as fresh water, clean clothes, the nice weather, and everything that is provided in this country that developing countries don’t tend to have. I learned that people are very generous in Nicaragua, they have an innate sense of goodness that our society is lacking of, due to the fact that many transactions in our society is about money and favors. I’ve learned a lot of cultures and their habit of living, as well as how to take care of myself when no one is there to fulfill my needs. Overall, there was a great sense of accomplishment when I saw that my work was put to use prior to my departure, I highly recommend this trip because it really toughened me, and it changed my perspective on a lot of issues and ideas.” – C.Y. 2011
“Never have I gone on a trip so amazing, ate such great food, discovered more about myself and other people.” – S.L.
“My favorite part was when I got to see the completed projects and the smiles in the community members’ faces, because I felt like I was part of a big change in those people’s lives.” – J.L.
“I gained respect for the work done here and appreciation of my utilities at home.” – J.G.
“My favorite part was the first day of work where we dug a ditch. Even though we didn’t really know each other, we helped and worked together. It was hard work, but really fun.” – L.M.
“Be open to new food, experiences and people. That is the only way to happiness on this trip. Do that and you’ll make this a trip you’ll never forget!” – S.L.