A group of nine Baylor students left campus on Tuesday, March 20, traveling to Jamaica for spring break, where they will engage in community service among the orphans, the aging, and the school children of Kingston. This the 21st consecutive year that Baylor students have made the service trip. Selection for the Jamaica trip is among the highest honors a Baylor student can receive.
This year's group includes (pictured sitting, left to right) seniors Aaliyah Henderson, Chloe Smith, Chaylan Ballard, Baylor Pillow, Stella McShan, Chris Chen, Julia Steck, and Gracie Brogdon and junior Loni Lustig. The trip is led by (standing behind) Community Service Director Joli Anderson, her husband, Yogi, and Assistant Community Service Director Elin Bunch '09.
In addition to their service work, the students will deliver large duffel bags stuffed with school supplies to needy children in Jamaica. The students also raised thousands of dollars, by letter solicitation and from the Midwinter Night's Blast benefit concert, for the Jamaica Education Fund, established in 2002 to help children in Jamaica attend school.