Eleven students traveled to an island off the coast of Belize, volunteering for the spring break service trip organized by Milton’s Community Service Program. The group spent a week at the Ocean Academy, the only school on Caye Caulker. In the mornings, students helped lay cinderblocks with concrete and completed construction of a new classroom. In the afternoons, they tutored Ocean Academy students. While on the island, they also helped with a mangrove restoration project.
“We all had an amazing time,” says Mallika Iyer (II). “We loved our project and we really bonded with the Ocean Academy students and teachers. Every person was important to our success, and none of us wanted to leave on Sunday! Working consistently with the same people, immersed for several hours in our tasks, was really meaningful. We felt we accomplished something important.”