New York, Connecticut students volunteer in South Africa

- It was a trip of a lifetime for 25 students in grades 6 through 12 at schools in New York and Connecticut. Their mission was to help orphans and families in need in South Africa.

The students from Capital Prep Charter School in Harlem and Bridgeport, Connecticut, study social justice and live by a code at the school: their actions can change the world.

The students spent one month this summer trying to do just that. They brought families food, water, and basic supplies like toothbrushes and toothpaste and helped them repair their homes.

The students say that seeing these struggles opened their eyes to the world.

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