In collaboration with the United Nations Ambassador of Dominica & the Dominican government we are creating local projects focused on sustainability through agriculture. We hope to bring experts on agriculture along with students to the island for agricultural forums. These forums will promote and inspire growth in Dominica’s agriculture industry.
The first Stone & Compass service learning trip to Dominica is set to take place in the summer of 2020. It was designed entirely by youth.
Youth who go on the service learning trip have the opportunity to rebuild homes that were destroyed during Hurricane Maria in 2017, contribute to the construction of a new hospital, and work in schools to spur excitement in local children about sustainability and agriculture.
Brielle is a senior at Salem High School and is apart of many activities including the drama and musical programs as well as Harvard Model United Nations and Tri-M & National Honor Society. Brielle traveled to Bulgaria in the summer of 2019 and instantly applied to be an intern for she fell in love with Stone & Compass and their image. She is currently apart of the Dominica Service trip and will go there during February vacation, 2019!! Brielle has a dream to start a non-profit organization that focuses on having a supportive community for the betterment of education and young children’s lives. She plans on majoring in Sociology and English in her first year of college and can’t wait to begin this beautiful and amazing opportunity and journey with Stone & Compass!
Maya is currently a Senior at Marblehead High School where she sings in the choir and participates in the drama program. She has a fascination with other cultures and countries around the world and hopes to study international relations in her higher education. Maya traveled to Bulgaria two summers ago with Stone and Compass and had an amazing experience. After going on the Dominica service trip last February, Maya has become devoted to the Dominica project, becoming region leader and hopes to expand the relationships with this country and to develop a second trip to Dominica in the near future. Maya also designed the Stone and Compass honey labels and is constantly creating.
Madeleine is a senior at Marblehead High School where she plays field hockey and is a member of the swim and track team. Madeleine has traveled to Bulgaria twice for service learning trips and became an intern shortly thereafter. She is currently working on a service trip to Dominica for the spring of 2020. She is excited to help the program grow, building global programs as well as fundraising domestically.