Important Dates Coming Soon! Join Cultural Bridges, Aid Puerto Rico in 2019

Next Planning Meeting June 11

The second Cultural Bridges relief trip to Puerto Rico is set for spring break in 2019, and planning is well under way. A few important dates are coming soon, so if you plan to join us on this rewarding and educational journey, please make note of these dates:

  • June 1: First payment due, $100.
  • June 11: Our next planning meeting at SCVi Charter School, in which we will discuss the summer fundraising schedule. If you are unable to attend in person, you can join the meeting virtually by clicking here.
  • June 13: Fundraiser at Red Robin.

Spaces are limited on the trip. Even if you are not yet ready to commit, we encourage you to sign up for the interest list.

Get Meeting Details and Registration Info: Click Here

Background and 2018 Recap

This year’s inaugural Cultural Bridges relief trip was a life-changing experience for the iLEAD learners and chaperones who ventured to Puerto Rico to bring aid to the hurricane-ravaged island. You can learn more about this amazing humanitarian mission on the 2018 Backpacks Full of Hope blog:

We accomplished a great deal, but much work remains to be done. Puerto Rico still faces many challenges ranging from housing to infrastructure restoration, to revegetation of the island’s natural areas.

For our second relief trip, we have decided to return to Puerto Rico. The April 11-19, 2019, trip will once again be open to learners in grades 8 and up — and younger learners can also participate if accompanied by a parent. We encourage you to sign up early for this trip so you can participate in fundraising over the summer. 


Please note:  International Baccalaureate DP Diploma candidates can earn CAS (Creativity, Action and Service) hours on this trip.