Luis, whose mother is Salvadorian and whose father is Guatemalan, travelled to Guatemala with Boston Green Academy this year. It was his first time in the country where his father was born which was an exciting experience for him. One of the most impactful parts of the trip for Luis was getting to see his grandmother who lives in Guatemala for the first time in many years.

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Luis’s family has always stressed the importance of education. Therefore, a hands-on learning experience about where his family came from in addition to learning about Guatemalan culture and political issues throughout the school year was invaluable for him. He came back with a new drive to help others, greater appreciation of the things he has at home, and a greater appreciation for his family’s history.