TIFFIN – Mechanicsburg resident Kassidie Roudebush traveled to Nicaragua in January as part of a service trip to teach English literacy skills to underprivileged children there.
Roudebush, a junior majoring in Education, took the trip as part of a group from Heidelberg University.
In all, 15 Heidelberg students, three faculty members and an alumnus traveled to Jinotega, Nicaragua, Jan. 13-19 as part of the university’s Alternative Spring Break program. The group worked with Outreach 360, an organization that focuses on English education, literacy and community issues.
During their week in Jinotega, the Heidelberg team planned creative ways to help the 7- to 12-year-old children learn English and ultimately open up new opportunities for them in the future.
Founded in 1850, Heidelberg offers 30 majors, 30 minors and 10 pre-professional programs, awarding the bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, bachelor of music degrees, as well as master’s degrees in education, counseling, business administration and music. Affiliated with the United Church of Christ, Heidelberg has been ranked for 28 consecutive years as one of the top colleges in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report. For more information visit the web site at www.heidelberg.edu.
Submitted by Heidelberg University.