Registration for 2017 High School Mexico Service Trips opens November 1st, 2016 at 4pm.
There are approximately 10,000 street children in Northern Baja Mexico. While there are many reasons children are dropped off at orphanages daily, one of them is simply because their families cannot afford to raise them. They are in need of help!
We believe that everyone has a desire to know their lives matter and can make a difference in this world. This is especially true among teenagers. We have seen both high school students and adults become more alive as they join God in what he is doing in this world- caring for the poor, orphans and widows. When we serve, our lives are impacted and changed as well as the lives of those with whom we interact.
It is our hope that these trips are a catalyst to help us live more intentionally focused on God and others when we return home. Mexico is a reminder that our lives do matter and that we can ultimately effect change at home and around the world.
Important Participant Forms
Where are we going?
We will be going to La Mision, Mexico. La Mision is one hour south of San Diego right along the Baja coast.
We will be staying at Door of Faith Orphanage (www.dofo.org), home to over 100 children.
Projects are dependent on the needs of the organizations we work with and the community at the time of our travel. Projects range from construction (concrete, framing, dry walling and painting) to classes, sport and art camps with the children, cooking a meal for the orphans and delivering boxes of basic supplies to needy families in the community. We will also have plenty of time to play with children at the orphanage and day care.
Food and Water:
Breakfast, filtered drinking water and snacks are provided by Be2Live. Lunch and dinner are provided by the cooks at Open Arms Day Care. It is American safe and the best Mexican food you will ever have!
Cost and deposit:
2017 high school service trips to Mexico are $895.00 + cost of airfare. A completed registration form and $250.00 deposit will be required to secure your student’s spot on the trip. Please note that all service trip deposits are non-refundable.
**Costs for Be2Live adult and family trips vary. Please visit their respective registration pages or contact us at email@example.com for more information.
Transportation from San Diego, lodging, project costs, all but one meal while in Mexico, t-shirt, pre-trip training, etc.
You may purchase the group airfare through Be2Live or use airline miles/cc points to secure your own airfare. Group tickets purchased by Be2Live will be assigned according to the order in which a student’s airfare payment is received. Your student will need to be on the same flights as their group if you choose to secure their ticket separately.
2017 registration for high school service trips to Mexico will open on Nov. 1st, 2016. Trip dates are posted here.
Please do not let the cost of the trip keep you from going. We will work with you to help you raise the necessary funds for the trip. We offer two fundraisers:
1) Soi candles- high quality, clean burning soi candles- sell to friends and neighbors
2) Letter writing: We will provide you with a form letter that you can mail to friends and family to tell them what you will be doing and ask them to support your trip. Any money that people send as a result of your letters will go to your cost of the trip. Even if you do not intend to raise money this way we believe that it would be good for people to know what you are going to do.
Any money raised over your cost of the trip will go toward the cost of our projects and scholarships.
Pre-Trip Team Meeting:
Team meetings are for student and adults who will be going on the trip. There will only be ONE team meeting for each trip. Content will consist of team building, trip set-up, cultural acquisition, etc.
In order to make this trip the best experience for you and everyone else who is going there are some expectations everyone will need to commit to. These expectations are necessary to ensure a fun, safe and effective trip.
During the trip you will be expected to hold to the following “Rule of Thumb”:
• No guy/girl pairing off
• No drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or firearms
• No guys in girl’s dorm and vice versa
• An adult must always be with the students outside the “campground”
• No electronic devices (cell phones, I-pods, PSPs, etc.) cameras are the only exception
It is important to be a team player while on this trip.
An attitude of flexibility will be very beneficial on this trip. (Flexico Mexico)
If you have questions please contact Phil Steiner 415.798.1841 or Mindy 415.798.1837