Nearly a dozen Jefferson Academy students plan to travel for spring break to Ecuador for a nine-day trip of cultural immersion and community service in late March. They will study the rich history and culture of Ecuador, as well as work side-by-side with members of an indigenous tribe on a development project. Students are seeking last minute donations at to raise $15,000 and make this exciting trip possible.

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