Nicaragua

Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School in El Sacramento, Nicaragua

  This year marked the third annual trip for Cristo Rey Brooklyn students through Courts for Kids. This year was an exciting year because we decided to go to a different country, Nicaragua. The student interest was very high but we were only able to take 12 students. Cristo Rey Brooklyn is a very special […]

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Camas and Seton Catholic High School volunteers in Buena Vista, Nicaragua

We left for Nicaragua April 2nd, 2016 on the red-eye out of Portland, Oregon. Our group was mixed with Camas High School students and Seton Catholic High School students. We didn’t know each other that well, but we knew over time we grow to become good friends. The court was being prepped before we got […]

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University of Oregon College of Education in Cruz de Mayo, Nicaragua

March 16th, 2016- It was finally time to leave for Nicaragua. Our group consisted of 9 University of Oregon undergrads from various majors, 1 UO instructor (Leslie) , 1 UO grad student (Rachel)  and 1 Courts for Kids representative (Darien). We students spent the previous months fundraising, and preparing for the trip. We took a […]

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Portland Area High School Students In Bluefields, Nicaragua

  When our team of 21 students from Portland area high schools, one mother and the entire Nesland family stepped off the panga (20 person speedboat) into Bluefields, Nicaragua, it was as though we were stepping into a different country altogether.  Bluefields is a town of 30,000 people accessible by either plane or a two […]

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Clark County Students in Nicaragua

Our Courts for Kids team consisted of 5 adults, 19 students from Clark County high schools, and one fourth grade student from Eisenhower.    We met up at PDX and began our long day of travel through Houston to Managua, Nicaragua.  After a night at a hostel in Managua where some of us enjoyed air conditioning […]

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UO Athletes to Nicaragua

In the afternoon of June 15th, 23 student athletes and staff from the University of Oregon Athletic Department arrived in Nicaragua with the goal to work with local community counterparts to realize the dream of providing a safe space for local students to play sports. This trip is a yearly tradition for the O Heroes, […]

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Camas/ Union students to Nicaragua

At 3:30 am on April 5 Team Nicaragua met at PDX to begin their journey to Nicaragua. Our team consisted of 10 students from Union High School and 11 students from Camas High School– two rival high schools in southwest Washington. Four adult leaders also went on the trip. We arrived in Managua late that evening […]

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