Week Without Walls Program

Photos: GWBLCF

White Bear Lake Area Schools teacher Lindsay Lamwers brought to life her long-held vision of a “Week Without Walls,” an innovative program where students can travel to international destinations to engage in experiential learning through service and action. Middle school students have traveled to Costa Rica seven times as part of this program; this year, 13 high school students also had the opportunity to participate in “Week Without Walls” and spent their Spring Break in Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. Students were able to connect their classroom learning in various subjects—including language arts, world history and geography—to their experiences as they spent a week immersed in a culture different from their own. “It’s hard to put into words how impactful this trip was in opening my world view and allowing me to experience other cultures,” a recent program participant says.

Scholarships for the high school trip this year were made available through a grant from the Greater White Bear Lake Community Foundation. For more information or to sign your student up for a future trip, contact Lindsay Lamwers at lindsay.lamwers@isd624.org.

In celebration of the dedicated volunteers that uplift this community, the Greater White Bear Lake Community Foundation spotlights a noteworthy citizen or initiative of the area in each issue. Learn more at gwblcf.org.


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