While many American 15-year-olds were studying for driver’s tests and trying to earn money while the summer gave them time, Killian McGinnis was more than a thousand miles away from her hometown to help the people of La Chacra, right outside of San Salvador, El Salvador.
During El Salvador’s civil war in the 1980s, Brown Memorial Woodbrook Presbyterian Church sent three members to help protect the people of La Chacra from violent government and societal abuse, according to a 2015 Baltimore Sun article. Spiritual, political and financial support was provided each year as members would travel to the community. In 2012, their partnership was still strong, and Killian’s first trip opened her eyes to new perspectives and opportunities to serve. Continue reading “Teen Global Activist Works with Baltimore ESL Program”