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    Builds Program

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    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destination: Mexico, Thailand, Dominican Republic
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: March, May, July, August, December
    • Session Length: One Week, Two Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, PG, College
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Travel/Cultural Immersion
    • Sub-Categories: Career Exploration, Humanities
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19+, 19
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
    • Credit Awarded: No
    • Meeting: Schedule a Meeting
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    Overview

    Join the Builds Program: Where community, culture, and global friendships unite!

    Are you ready to make a real difference in the world while earning 40 service hours? Join us on our incredible Builds trips to Mexico, Thailand, and the Dominican Republic! 

    Imagine helping lift up families and entire communities by giving your all on the worksite. Not only will you be making a tangible impact, but you'll also have the chance to see the world, experience vibrant new cultures, and form lasting friendships with people from all over the globe.

    Our projects are essential, and your help in constructing them will change lives. And don’t worry—it’s all in a positive, safe environment where you’ll feel supported and inspired every step of the way. You’ll experience the culture and daily life of our host community while also exploring beaches, local markets, and more.

    Plus, you can fundraise for your trip! By starting a fundraiser to support your Build, you'll be well on your way to helping others around the world. 

    Since the very first Build, our priorities have stayed the same:

    1. Focus on the needs of the community

    To make a lasting impact, it’s important to listen, because no one knows the needs of a community better than the community itself! We work alongside our global neighbours to complete projects that help meet the needs that they have identified.

    2. Build authentic relationships

    The core strength of everything we do is always centred around authentic relationships, where we learn from, and are encouraged by, each other. This includes both the relationships we have with each other and the communities we serve.

    3. Empowerment for all

    Feeling empowered comes from stepping outside of your comfort zone and realizing you can make real change in the world. 

    Sign up today to embark on a journey of cultural immersion and meaningful connections—let's build together and explore the world!