Youth group trip to Cuba will be a first in 60 years

Chicago Tribune

High-school kids can learn about Cuba while doing community service work there through a two-week program being offered this summer by Adventures Cross-Country (ARCC). With travel restrictions to the country being lifted, this will mark the first time in nearly 60 years that a U.S. youth group will travel there and be able to help out on a daily basis. Among the activities are helping to improve the English skills of residents ranging from 5 to 60 years old, light labor such as painting, cleaning and carpentry at a community center and assisting with a community garden project that supplies vegetables for day-care centers and local residents. There’s also time for exploring Havana, and a two-day stay in a beach community.

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