SQUADS ABROAD

  • About SQUADS ABROAD
    Welcome to the ENROLLMENT and DONATION pages for SQUADS ABROAD on the Empowered.org platform!

    Squads Abroad empowers student organizations around the world to improve health and educational outcomes. Our Squads model matches adult-led school groups with community driven sustainable initiatives. Each Squad chooses a defined focus area, volunteer partner organization, and an enrichment project that our groups contribute towards and complete during their trip. Our volunteers provide people-to-people educational support as well as the tangible accomplishment of a much needed small construction project. Squads stay at our safe and private home-base accommodations and are guided by our professional staff from the native country. Squad programs also include fun and engaging cultural activities which provide a deeper cultural context and understanding.

    Squads Abroad is a program of Global Brigades, a 501c3 international non-profit that uniquely implements a holistic model to meet community’s health and economic goals. Since 2004, Global Brigades has mobilized tens of thousands of students and professionals through skill-based programs that work in partnership with community members to improve the quality of life in under-resourced regions while respecting local culture.

    Squads Abroad 'Refund and Cancellations Policy' and 'Accident Waiver and Release Form' can be referenced and downloaded below under Organization Files.

    Please mail donation checks to:
    Squads Abroad
    P.O. Box 101875
    Pasadena, CA 91189-1875

    All other correspondence should be sent to:
    Squads Abroad
    1099 E Champlain Dr., Ste A176
    Fresno, CA 93720

    To join a Squad search for the group page and click "Volunteer with Us." To make an individual payment or group project donation click "Donate Now" on the corresponding Squad page.

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Holy Spirit Squads Abroad

Holy Spirit Squads Abroad is a chapter of Squads Abroad, a non-profit supporting sustainable development goals to improve health and education outcomes in partner communities abroad. As a Global Health Squad, our school works in under resourced communities abroad to increase access to healthcare services, deliver health workshops alongside local students, and builds water and sanitation infrastructure projects that help keep students healthy and attending school. Our group also examines the social determinants of public health in the community through visitations of local health organizations and guest speakers to be able to compare and contrast our health systems at home. Please consider joining our chapter to volunteer with us or donate directly to build more water and sanitation projects that our partner schools have requested.

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Hopkins Academy - Global Business

Hopkins Academy is a chapter of Squads Abroad, a non-profit supporting sustainable development goals to improve health, education, and economic outcomes in partner communities abroad. As a Global Business Squad, your group will support microenterprises in under resourced communities through business consultations and education awareness. Global Business Squads is a program of Global Brigades, a highly recognized international development organization that uniquely implements a Holistic Model that targets specific UN Sustainable Development goals within partner communities. Our model systematically builds community ownership and collaboratively executes programs with the end goal of sustainably transitioning to a relationship of impact monitoring. Please consider joining our chapter to volunteer with us or donate directly to build more microenterprises that impact hundreds of families in our partner communities.

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Hopkins Academy - Global STEM

Hopkins Academy is a chapter of Squads Abroad, a non-profit supporting sustainable development goals to improve health and education outcomes in partner communities abroad. As a Global STEM Squad, your group will volunteer abroad to help study, survey, and engineer clean water systems in under resourced communities. Global STEM Squads is a program of Global Brigades, a highly recognized international development organization that uniquely implements a Holistic Model that targets specific UN Sustainable Development goals within partner communities. Our model systematically builds community ownership and collaboratively executes programs with the end goal of sustainably transitioning to a relationship of impact monitoring. Please consider joining our chapter to volunteer with us or donate directly to build more clean water systems that impact hundreds of families in our partner communities.

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Hopkins Academy Global Health

Hopkins Academy is a chapter of Squads Abroad, a non-profit supporting sustainable development goals to improve health and education outcomes in partner communities abroad. Global Health Squads mobilize students to help improve health care access and sanitation infrastructure for children in under-resourced communities abroad. Projects include: mobile health clinics, building handwashing stations at schools and providing healthcare workshops for children. Global Health Squads is a program of Global Brigades, a highly recognized international development organization that uniquely implements a Holistic Model that targets specific UN Sustainable Development goals within partner communities. Our model systematically builds community ownership and collaboratively executes programs with the end goal of sustainably transitioning to a relationship of impact monitoring. Please consider joining our chapter to volunteer with us or donate directly to build more water and sanitation projects that our partner schools have requested.

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HOSA Capital Global Health Squads

HOSA Capital aims to improve health care access and sanitation infrastructure for children in under resourced communities abroad. Our Squad travels abroad to conduct mobile health clinics for children that include primary health care and vision and dental screenings. We also learn about and address some of the systemic issues behind preventable diseases in the community by implementing health workshops and building handwashing stations alongside local students. Each of our student volunteers has a donation goal to help cover logistical expenses while abroad such as transport, local staff, meals, insurance, accommodations, but most important, the year-round follow-up to our project by local staff to ensure the sustainability over time. We need your help to reach our goals! Consider donating or joining our next Squad! We are a chapter of Squads Abroad, a 501c3 non-profit working to improve health, education and economic outcomes in the developing world with our parent organization Global Brigades. Registration & $250 deposit due October 12th , $250 second program donation due March 12, 2022, airfare donations (if applicable) due April 12, 2022, and final program donation balance due May 12, 2022.

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HOSA Global Health Squad

HOSA is a chapter of Squads Abroad, a non-profit supporting sustainable development goals to improve health and education outcomes in partner communities abroad. As a Global Health Squad, our school works in under resourced communities abroad to increase access to healthcare services, deliver health workshops alongside local students, and builds water and sanitation infrastructure projects that help keep students healthy and attending school. Our group also examines the social determinants of public health in the community through visitations of local health organizations and guest speakers to be able to compare and contrast our health systems at home. Please consider joining our chapter to volunteer with us or donate directly to build more water and sanitation projects that our partner schools have requested.

1 Members of this chapter

Houston Independent School District

Houston Independent School District is a chapter of Squads Abroad, a non-profit supporting sustainable development goals to improve health and education outcomes in partner communities abroad. As a Global Health Squad, our school works in under resourced communities abroad to increase access to healthcare services, deliver health workshops alongside local students, and builds water and sanitation infrastructure projects that help keep students healthy and attending school. Our group also examines the social determinants of public health in the community through visitations of local health organizations and guest speakers to be able to compare and contrast our health systems at home. Please consider joining our chapter to volunteer with us or donate directly to build more water and sanitation projects that our partner schools have requested.

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Indian River Charter High School

The Indian River Charter HS-Global Education Squad will be traveling to Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica November 20-28, 2019. As a Global Education Squad the group will partner with a local daycare or elementary school to improve educational outcomes. The group will stay at our private and safe home-base accommodations in Santa Cruz where our local professional staff provide all transportation, food, lodging, and activities. The group will be matched with a local school or daycare where they will spend each weekday morning completing valuable small construction projects and classroom support. Each afternoon the group will embark on fun and engaging guided cultural and adventure activities around Guanacaste Province. On the weekend the group will enjoy an overnight excursion to Rincon de la Vieja National Park rainforest to explore wildlife, soak in hot-springs and mud baths, and enjoy a zip-line adventure. On the other weekend day the group will visit an animal sanctuary and relax a Playa Samara to enjoy surf lessons, sea-kayaking and snorkeling. HOW TO ENROLL AND DONATE: 1. Go to the webpage for your group and click on the button that says "Volunteer with Us" on your webpage. When registering on Empowered for the first time you will be directed to take the additional step of registering with Empowered first and you do so by clicking "Join Now" (lower right) on the green Empowered page. When registering with Empowered use the name of the person going on the trip and any email and password you choose. You will need to verify your enrollment in Empowered at the email address you provide. 2. Once you're registered and logged into Empowered (you can tell by looking to the far right side on the top red banner), go back to the same group page and click 'Volunteer with Us' again on the page. You will then be directed to the Participant Registration Form. You must fill out the "Participant Information Section" down to "Complete your Registration" and then scroll down to the bottom and click "Save". You can complete the rest of the information and forms at a later date by returning to your profile page (accessed via the tab on the blue bar on the top to the far right where it says "Hello, your name") and then go to "Initiatives" tab on your profile page and select "Edit Signup Form". 3. Once a volunteer is successfully registered on the trip you should see your profile appear on the group initiative page. In order to make a payment for an individual or the group contribution, you again go back to the group page and click "Donate Now". You will be directed to a screen that will prompt you to make a payment/donation to a specific volunteer or the group/general fund. Please note when making a payment you're given the option to waive credit card fees by unchecking the box after putting an amount.

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INDIAN RIVER CHARTER SCHOOL

Indian River Charter School is a chapter of Squads Abroad, a non-profit supporting sustainable development goals to improve health and education outcomes in partner communities abroad. As a Global Education Squad, our group works in under resourced schools abroad to supplement local curriculum, provide one-on-one tutoring, and make physical improvements to the school’s infrastructure that improve learning outcomes. Please consider joining our chapter to volunteer with us or donate directly to the school infrastructure project that our partner schools have requested.

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International Community School

About The International Community School is traveling to Costa Rica from May 20-26, 2018. The group is led by Spanish teachers Nadia Miranda and Cameron Brandy. The group will stay at our private and safe home-base accommodations Cartago where our local professional staff provide all transportation, food, lodging, and activities. The group will be matched with a local school where they will spend each weekday morning completing valuable small construction projects and staff support. Each afternoon the group will embark on fun and engaging guided cultural and adventure activities around Cartago. On the weekend the group will take an overnight excursion to to the most well-known cloud forest in the world for its biodiversity, conservation efforts, and scientific research. Enjoy a guided nature walk through the park to experience this unique ecosystem and explore the rainforest canopy further with an exhilarating Skytrek adventure, a extensive system of suspension bridges and zip lines through the canopy. See attached flyer below for more trip details and pricing. Click "Volunteer with us" below to join this group!

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