High School Sophomore is Heading to Guatemala on a Service Trip this Summer

A teen on a mission! Upton resident, Jordan Remillard,  16 is just finishing up her Sophomore year at Mount St. Charles Academy. This summer, during the last two weeks of July,  she will be heading to Quetzaltenango, a rural town in Guatemala for two weeks where she will be making a difference for  a community in need.

“I’m nervous and  I know I will be challenged in so many ways, both mentally and physically,” said Jordan, “But  I’m beyond excited and can’t wait to meet these challenges head on. I’m grateful to have the opportunity to make an impact on the education and children of this community. ”

Jordan will be traveling by herself and meeting up with 20 other high school teens from across the country who she has never met before. The group will be working with the Mayan children in this community teaching English and helping to construct various school facilities including a classroom and a rainwater collection system so the children have access to clean drinking water during school hours.

Her mother, Kristen said, “Of all the things Jordan could have chosen to do this summer, I’m so incredibly proud that she has chosen to go do something that is going to make a far reaching impact on a community in need. This trip is perfect for her as it fuels her passion for children and  for helping people, and her growing passion for travel as well. ”

Jordan is raising the funds for this Service-Mission trip on her own. She is already at 30% of her $4000 goal. She has multiple fundraisers in place and is taking on babysitting and other jobs in-between her busy school schedule, school activities and her studio dance schedule.

If you are interested in donating and helping to support this Service-Mission trip, your donations are most welcome and help support this community in need.  The community will benefit greatly from all that these teens will be doing.

You can donate directly to her GoFundMe Page at https://www.gofundme.com/ucr6b2-guatemala-mission-trip

You can also send a check made out to Jordan Remillard (with Guatemala Service-Mission Trip 2017 in the memo so it is appropriated to the correct program) and send to her at Jordan Remillard, 19 Juniper Road, Upton, MA 01568.

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