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Clockwise from left: Loreen Bannis-Roberts: United Nations Ambassador of Dominica; Mary Maxfield, Ethan Maxfield, Diane Messer (Jake Maxfield Connection), Annie Hollister, Cole Goodwin, Julie Kiernan

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.

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Brielle Blood


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!

Megan Waters


Megan is a sophomore at Marblehead High School. She’s been dancing for nine years as an extracurricular activity. After traveling to Bulgaria summer of 2019 Megan decided to become an intern with Stone & Compass. She plans on traveling with us to the Azores this summer of 2020 and is looking forward to many more adventures with Stone & Compass!

Maya Amsler


Maya Amsler is currently a sophomore at Marblehead High School where she sings in the choir and performs in the spring musicals. When not at school, Maya horseback rides and is a competitive dancer. She has travelled with her family a lot during her life, which has opened her eyes on her perspective of the world. This has inspired her to want to do all she can to make a difference in the world. Maya travelled to Bulgaria this year with Stone and Compass and had an amazing experience. She is going on the service trip to Dominica this February. Currently, she is involved in the Bulgaria and Dominica projects. She hopes to successfully complete the goals for these projects and maybe create a project of her own in the future.

Madeleine McIlroy


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.