“We returned to our home base with our hearts filled but with the keen sense that there is so much more to do.”

 

“By the end of the day, we were completely wiped out but extremely satisfied to know that we had accomplished our goal of 200 trees ⁠— that’s 400 in just three days!”

 

And what about you? Will you backpack with us next time?

 

Cultural Bridges Global, a program of Maker Learning Network, unites students from around the world through unforgettable, life-changing experiences, including short- and long-term international student exchange programs and a variety of service trips.

Our learners have the chance to experience worldwide cultures in an authentic way, leading to exciting opportunities and lifetime friendships. Through Cultural Bridges Global, a group of learners and their parents have given up their spring breaks to bring Backpacks Full of Hope to families facing inadequate living conditions due to the devastating effects of hurricanes in Puerto Rico.

“At our evening reflection, everyone commented on how moving the day was and how connected we all felt to each other ⁠— those we were helping and the world community ⁠— and how inspired we all felt.”

⁠— Trip Participant

“By the end of the day, we were completely wiped out but extremely satisfied to know that we had accomplished our goal of 200 trees ⁠— that’s 400 in just three days!”

⁠— Trip Participant

 

 

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