The Sierra Service Project has sent teams of young people to serve and learn in Central America since 2003. These are challenging, life-changing, and extremely rewarding experiences for mature young people eager to grow in faith and understanding. These projects focus on social justice: Participants immerse themselves in the culture of Honduras and Guatemala, two of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere, working alongside community members in both rural and urban settings.
Study-and-Serve Projects in Honduras and Guatemala
This year, SSP will send two small teams of youth and young adults – one to Honduras and one to Guatemala – to explore these countries by visiting and working in several different communities. Participants will spend 10 days in-country and will contribute to a variety of service projects, from providing childcare to planting coffee!
Two-Week Home Building Projects in Honduras
This is SSP's longest-running program in Central America and is run in close cooperation with the United Methodist Church in Honduras. Since its beginning, SSP has built 34 houses with and for Honduran families living in extreme poverty.