Stage 2: Service Trip

Service: Volunteering with organizations that work with people in the community being served, Quest students spend an average of 75% of their trip on projects such as, building or renovating houses, planting gardens and trees, and implementing activities with elementary school children and the elderly.

Reflection: Teams gather for evening reflection sessions in order to share their experiences during the day, process personal impact in their journals, and prepare for service work the
Following day.

Cultural Immersion: Quest students spend an average of 25% of their remaining time, participating in cultural activities with local people and visiting cultural sites.

“The most valuable time in South Dakota was when we had Native elders come in and teach us about their culture and language…they kept emphasizing that we are all sacred human beings.” -Aya El Hassan, Mary Lyon Pilot High School, Team South Dakota 2017