What We Believe
We believe ALL children should have access to life-changing pediatric therapies.
Life-changing pediatrics therapies should not be determined by your income, home country, or your zip code. Unfortunately, this is often the case. We want to be part of the solution. We can do this by increasing the access children have to pediatric therapies.
We believe in partnering with local communities
Our goals and aspirations are not about us and what we can do by ourselves. We seek to lock arms with and join local communities. This point cannot be emphasized enough. We serve where we are invited to come, by a local partner who is woven into the fabric of the community.
We believe in the long term and doing what is sustainable
Difference making, partnerships, and impact don’t occur overnight, over a weekend, or within a one-week trip. Trust is not built when volunteers parachute in, take pictures to be posted to social media, and fly back home - quickly to return to their lives as usual. Sustainable, long-term, and consistent joint effort define what we do. We are in this for the long haul.
We believe in helping to build local capacity
Expanding the number of folks who can serve in a given location is a game changer. Building local capacity is the best way to do this. Our goal is to assist community members and help them gain experience, and licenses if they wish, to lead and provide speech, occupational, physical, and ABA therapies in their home communities.
We see our mission as having three parts:
- Partner with the local communities we serve.
- Provide life-changing pediatric therapies for children who otherwise would not have access.
- Build local capacity.
"My trip to the Dominican Republic was the highlight of my summer! We learned, laughed, and discovered a whole new world. The relationships forged on my trip transformed me and will last a lifetime. All I can think about is my next service trip."
"My time in the Dominican Republic was magical. It was amazing to build relationships with the people and experience such a rich culture. I would not trade my time there for anything. It left a lasting impression on me and changed the way I view this incredible planet!"
"Graduate school admissions departments are looking for unique and relevant experiences now more than ever. The competition to get into a top-tier graduate school was humbling and terrifying. Participating in an international service trip is far and away one of the most compelling ways you can stand out from the crowd and gain acceptance into the graduate program of your choice."