While many high school seniors were taking a rite-of-passage party-filled Spring Break trip, Kansas City Christian’s senior class was working hard in impoverished areas of Trinidad.
The seniors’ working spring break abroad is a Kansas City Christian tradition — but this year’s class was the largest ever to organize such an endeavor. Allison Tapp, who served on the leadership committee that organized the trip, said her class had started raising funds for when they were freshman.
“It took a lot of planning and a lot of work to get us there,” she said. “But they need a lot of help down there, so we felt really good about being able to make it happen.”
Sixty-four of the 66 students in the senior class made the trip March 12-19, along with six chaperones.
While in Trinidad, the group stayed at Trinidad and Tobago Urban Ministries. They visited orphanages, pre-schools, drug rehab facilities and nursing homes. The group also put on a Vacation Bible School program for local children.
Trapp said its a memory she and her fellow classmates won’t ever forget.
“Once we got closer to the trip, it was really exciting,” Tapp said. “I just kept thinking, ‘This is what we’ve been working for four years for.'”