Mexico Service Project
June 23 – July 6, 2024
For entering high school juniors and seniors
The Mexico Service Project
The Mexico Service Project offers high school men the opportunity to live solidarity by serving the poor and less fortunate. Through a construction project that is both demanding and rewarding as well as teaching daily English classes, volunteers will discover the great joy of sacrificing themselves for others. They will also benefit from the unique opportunity to interact with the local Mexican people, learning about their culture and way of life. Participants also have the opportunity to take advantage of spiritual activities such as confession, daily Mass, and regular times for prayer.
Participants will spend two weeks in Monterrey, Nuevo León located in northeastern Mexico. The days will be spent constructing and improving homes for local families as well as running a day camp for kids in the neighborhood. During the camp, volunteers spend some time each day leading sports, teaching English and catechism classes, and organizing other activities for the kids.
On weekends, participants will have a chance to go on cultural trips and hiking expeditions. The final weekend of the project will include a trip to Mexico City.
All participants will stay at El Molino, a conference center in Monterrey. While in Mexico City, participants will stay at Torres Study Center.
Application and Cost
- Applications received by February 24, 2024 will be given priority.
- Notification of acceptances will be sent out in April.
- The total cost of the trip is $1,100 (covers lodging, meals, and transportation while in Mexico). The cost does not cover airfare or pocket spending money.
- For those accepted, balance of payment should be paid by June 1, 2024.
The trip fee does not cover the cost of the materials for the work projects. Each participant is asked to organize a fundraising campaign to help cover costs associated with the project. Program staff work with participants to help with fundraising efforts.