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Impact Learning Journeys2018-08-13T08:08:00+00:00



It’s time to make a difference

SERES Impact Learning Journeys are designed to help you discover how you can support real grassroots change happening on the frontlines. The journeys that we currently have are listed below. If you would like to learn more, please feel free to contact us through the form below. We look forward to hearing from you.

A Trip Just for You

Below you will find a sample itinerary for one of our Impact Learning Journeys. However, we realize that today’s busy and demanding schedules can make taking time out difficult, so we can work with you to curate a short 3-day personalized learning journey that still allows you to take a deep dive without having to take a lot of time off. Please contact us to find out more.


This Thanksgiving we invite you to try something different and be a part of a unique week-long Learning Journey scheduled for 19-25 November, 2018. This eye-opening tour will help you learn more about ways in which SERES and our network of young community leaders are working hard to build a more resilient and sustainable future for Guatemala’s youth.


The Thanksgiving Learning Journey has been curated to provide a rich and meaningful Thanksgiving week in Guatemala for you and your family. Together we will explore this country while learning more about the complex challenges faced by youth in the region, getting to know the stories of inspiring young change makers who are making a difference in their communities and visiting some of their projects in Mayan villages.,


Our week long trip will begin in the old colonial city of Antigua, Guatemala, a stunning World Heritage UNESCO site full of ruins, restaurants, boutiques and colorful markets. While in Antigua we will enjoy a typical Thanksgiving dinner at Caoba Farms, an organic restaurant, store and farm. As we head out on the road we will travel through the stunning scenery of the highlands of Guatemala on our way to San Juan Comalapa where we will see some of SERES youth ambassadors in-action.

We will next stop in Tecpán and explore Iximché, the ancient capital of the Kaqchikel Mayans. Heading northeast, we will stop in Santa Apolonia, which is well known for its handicrafts, particularly its earthenware pottery. While there we will meet a group of indigenous young women and see how they are working to address the Global Sustainable Development goals in their community.

From there we will head to Lake Atitlán. Situated in the Guatemalan Highlands of the Sierra Madre mountain range, the lake is a body of water in a massive volcanic crater ringed by steep, verdant hills, that is known for its Mayan villages and volcanoes with striking pointed cones. While there we will be welcomed by the family of Abigail Quic, SERES Sustainability Ambassador and Guatemalan Program Coordinator, at their home in San Juan la Laguna, Atitlan. We will share a meal with them, tour their home and learn more about Abigail’s vision for San Juan’s first sustainable home.
On our way back to Antigua we will stop and walk the inspiring site of the SERES Regional Resilience Hub, and learn more about this groundbreaking project before saying goodbye to our group and heading home.

If you are interested in registering or joining our waiting list, please contact us.


“No other institution or organization is offering such holistic and safe learning spaces as SERES does. Thanks for everything.”

Marta Vargas, SERES Ambassador

“SERES means a lot in my life. It’s a circle of friendship for learning, transformation and personal growth. It’s a place of trust and confidence. As a SERES facilitator, I get to transmit all of this to other people”

Wilson Sánchez, SERES Facilitator

“The tools that SERES teaches us help us to replicate the work in our communities…we can reach more people, empower more youth, and make our action plans at the local level known at the regional level.”

Julio Tojín, SERES Ambassador

“The spaces that SERES provides are places where we can be our full selves – the good and the bad – and that’s always something to appreciate. I feel valued because here it’s not your academic achievements that make a person, it’s the way you think and your ability to keep going…”

Gaspar Laines Juil

“I have felt included and connected from the minute that I became involved (in SERES). It has helped me grow in my own personal leadership. SERES never tells me what to do, but they support me to make the decisions that are right for me.”

Axel Salanic

“To feel that I’m a part of a movement at the level of UNESCO has confirmed for me that I am doing valuable things. I’m fortunate to belong to this global movement for action”

Antonio Cruz Sanchez, SERES co-founder
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