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Carmel Valley students lead service projects in Latin America

Carmel Valley students lead service projects in Latin America

Andrew Deremer and Jordan Shimizu experienced a summer they’ll never forget. Through the Amigos de las Américas volunteer program, the Canyon Crest Academy students spent this past summer living with host families in rural villages in Central and South America, fully immersed in the local cultures and Spanish language, while leading service projects in conjunction with local residents.

Deremer, a senior at CCA, spent six weeks in the Cocle province of Panama, working with the community to renovate the local church in the town of Nata. Deremer also spent his time organizing activities for the local children, including soccer games and village fundraising events.

Shimizu,...

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