In response to this disheartening trend, Hope Academy is raising up others-focused leaders. Last month, I brought 17 seniors from Hope Academy to the Dominican Republic. What an eye opener! While in the D.R., students helped put on a dental clinic for 125 rural children; they served at an orphanage; and they toured one of the poorest places in the Western Hemisphere.
“This trip has definitely changed my life for the better,” said Shevon. “It’s made me a more thoughtful person, especially when it comes to distinguishing between ‘wants’ and ‘needs’ in the United States.”