The St. Stephen’s Summer Outreach Program in Nicaragua is a 9-day voluntary service program for high school students in the city of Granada, Nicaragua. The program has been designed for highly motivated, mature, serious and responsible high school students who are seeking a challenging and rewarding educational experience working with underprivileged children in an underdeveloped country during their summer vacation.
Although Nicaragua is an underdeveloped country, the city of Granada is a relatively prosperous city. As the oldest city in Central America, founded in 1524, the architecture reflects the old colonial flavor. Our student volunteers will build a house for the poor and help Catholic nuns in their efforts to fulfill the most basic and essential needs of impoverished children. Their needs are abundant and the resources are limited to non-existent.
In addition to the daily hard work that is expected from every volunteer, the schedule also provides ample time for the students to explore the colorful streets of Granada and its museums. We hope that students will become familiar with some of the rich traditions and culture of Nicaragua.