GO the Second Mile Partners

Social Justice in Action!

These girls raised $1400 at their garage sale to benefit the impoverished children they worked with on our GO trip to Costa Rica! And they are looking for more ways to take action with all they experienced on the trip. Cheers to Emily Hintsala, Ashlyn Hicks, Kayla Benson and Anna Dickinson!

 

An extraordinary trip to Costa Rica

We had an extraordinary trip to Costa Rica!

We painted, led vision clinics, played soccer in the street and did art projects at the Linda Vista community center in one of the roughest neighborhoods in San Jose.

We painted, led vision clinics, played soccer in the street and did art projects at the Linda Vista community center in one of the roughest neighborhoods in San Jose.

Most profoundly, we were on eye-level with the marginalized and impoverished children, teenagers and families in a way that affirmed their dignity, worth, and capacity to succeed.  Each of the people in this photo are leaders – with their friends, at their schools, in their jobs. They are home now, ready to take action against injustice and poverty in their own neighborhoods.

We’ll keep you posted, we can’t wait to see what unfolds through them!

Last morning before we left

Our last morning in Costa Rica.  We all had an amazing time!