Pivotal Directions offers cultural immersive adventures in service and servant leadership.
Our student volunteers travel to Kingston, Jamaica to serve the most marginalized in homes for abused and neglected children, a landfill community, and area orphanages for the physically and cognitively challenged. Each day our student servant leaders engage in various activities that are needed in schools, neighborhoods, and orphanages. Our philosophy is that we create the space to have unique experiences that provide significant opportunities for perspective. That perspective opens the doors to be inspired. Inspiration creates passion, and passion leads to the reflecting upon our purpose in life. Everything starts with the dignity and respect of others. We start there and grow everything else upon that foundation.
Day 1 Travel Day
Arrive in Kingston. Settle into lodging at Immaculate Conception Convent, located on an all girls secure, private high school campus.
Day 2 – 5
Small volunteer work teams break off into different projects.
Riverton City Landfill Community. Mentoring at Riverton Early Childhood Development Center or Bailey’s School, Optional cooking class. Meal distribution to elderly shut-ins. Building sustainable vegetable gardens. Home visits. Street recreation.
Food for the Poor homes for abused and neglected children – arts, tutoring and recreation
Missionaries of the Poor Orphanage for physically and or cognitively challenged children and adults- feeding, changing clothes/diapers, communicating/caring.
Peace ceremony sending Chinese wish lanterns into the evening sky with children of Riverton.
Each day small groups have responsibilities for breakfast/lunch prep, cleaning, project prep, and team presentation to the large group.
*Evenings: small/large group debrief, discussion, journaling/reflection, team-building, servant leadership training and speakers.
Day 6 – Waterfall Eco Hike
Day 7 – Cultural visit to the Riverton church. Volunteers will process the week, present peer awards, and learn how to translate the week’s experiences into their daily lives back
Day 8 – Travel Day
Return home with a new perspective.
*7-day trip limits one day of service
** College students studying in the healthcare field will be engaged in health and wellness-specific activities such as working alongside nurses and caretakers while assisting those in need of medical attention. Opportunities to evaluate patients. Some activities will involve educating those in need on the importance of wellness (such as dietary education, human growth and development education of girls.)