As a capstone to their Langley experience, the eighth-grade class traveled to New Mexico for a week-long adventure that serves as an important part of the curriculum. The trip gave students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a different culture, take part in service learning activities, and develop valuable leadership skills.
Students spent time in several New Mexico cities – including Albuquerque, Taos, and Santa Fe – where they learned about the history and culture of the area, toured museums and historic sites, and took part in service projects such as gardening and providing support and labor to the Lama Foundation's educational activities. Students also explored environmental sustainability as they studied permaculture and solar energy.
Organized by the Global Youth Leadership Institute, the trip allowed time for students to take part in leadership games and activities, personal storytelling, and reflection on their impact on the world at-large.