Students may receive service hours or college credits on their trip. They also develop leadership skills through Better Lives’ flexible framework and being “Team Lead for a Day”. Students understand their role as global citizens by working with community members and they are encouraged to be creative by going out of their comfort zone and using Better Lives’ problem solving process.
Leadership requires strong principles, effective procedures, and experience. Students are exposed to all three during their time with Better Lives. We start by equipping students with principles and procedures for effective leadership. Then we give students the opportunity to practice what they have learned throughout the trip.
When students are exposed to new people and places they can understand themselves and the world around them better. This enables them to begin thinking about their role in helping to make the world a better place.
Creativity is sparked by new experiences and exposure. Students learn to use creativity constructively when they are faced with challenges in a supportive environment.