$375 per person|
Grades 8-12, College
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Cultures & Community - Reach Trip
$375 per person
Grades 8-12, College
Dates & Information
Albuquerque Cultures & Community is a REACH TRIP appropriate for youth who have completed grades 8 through 12 and college groups.
- June 23-28
- June 30-July 5
- July 7-12
- July 14-19
Albuquerque, New Mexico is a historic city with rich cultural diversity; and yet, the poverty rate in New Mexico is over 18%. The number of children experiencing poverty in New Mexico is one of the highest in the nation. The population of people experiencing homelessness has grown in recent years as migrants move to Albuquerque from the north and the south.
Groups participating in Albuquerque Cultures and Community weeks will learn will about the area's long and diverse cultural history, and will have the opportunity to visit the historic site of one of the 19 indigenous Pueblos. The week will include both service and educational experiences. Your group will speak daily with expert guest leaders, visit the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, spend a day in a local Pueblo area, learn about the Doctrine of Discovery, and have conversations about practicing cultural humility. Your group will have time together each evening for a justice-based Bible study and discussion focused on learning about root causes, systemic issues, policy and advocacy, so that you may go back to your community with a new awareness, understanding, and vision to work for justice beyond the mission trip week.
Programming begins on Sunday evening and concludes on Friday morning. You may stay an additional night to see the city for an additional $10 per person. (Check out is by 10 am on Saturday morning.)
Cost is $375 per participant and includes:
- Breakfast and Lunch, Monday morning through Friday morning. (Dinners on your own.)
- Lodging in a local church.
- A dedicated Site-Coordinator & trained young adult staff to facilitate your week.
- Fully planned service and educational experiences.
- Honorariums for speakers, costs for activities, entrance fees.
- A t-shirt for each participant.
- Discussion guides for small groups.
- Online training for your adult leaders in late May or early June.
Note that your group is responsible for transportation during the week.