We're transforming lives through experiential learning service trips to address educational needs in Belize.
Global Service Partnerships (GSP) creates and designs service projects in partnership with schools and communities in Belize to address educational challenges. We believe international service and travel, combined with intentional learning, broadens the mind and heart, giving us global perspectives on ways we mutually impact one another's lives.
The service we offer in Belize is one of a kind. We intentionally focus within a tight region of Central America, and we know the ins and outs. Unlike the rest of Central America, the official language of Belize is English. However, nearly seven languages are spoken, including Spanish, Mayan, Kriol, Garifuna and other languages, within a country the size of Massachusetts. Essentially, the entire country operates as English Language Learners, as it is normally their 2nd or 3rd language. This poses a real challenge for their educational system, and we work to build English literacy and fluency in order to promote student success and encourage young students to go on to high school.
- Students: Begin and/or grow your journey of global citizenship. Fulfill service hours and distinguish yourself on college applications.
- Parents & Families: Serve with your children and create life-long memories.
- Professionals & Retirees: Travel with a purpose; utilize your professional skills in service while enjoying cultural excursions.
- Custom Service Programs: We design days of service and cultural excursions for groups of 10 or more as desired - corporate retreats, family reunions.
Known for its meaningful service, combined with cultural and historic excursions, GSP creates an unforgettable international experience. We arrange all logistics from airlines, to service project, food, lodging, and in-country transportation. All you need to plan is time for a uniquely service-based cultural immersion experience.
+ How GSP Got Started...
Kelli founded Global Service Partnerships in 2012 after discovering her passion for Belize and life-long learning. She values working on teams and projects with a focus on sustainability and collaboration. She has led multiple international service programs per year in Central America for high school students, college students, families, and professionals. She's most grateful for the opportunity to connect and inspire new cross-cultural friendships and to be a part of a service program that inspires personal growth and adventure for travelers of all ages.
As a geologist and sustainability advocate, she is passionate about energy, environmental and natural resources issues. She received her B.S. in geology from Iowa State University and Master of Public Policy and Administration in an Environmental and Natural Resources emphasis from Boise State University. Her previous work with Ide Law & Strategy focused on the intersection of sustainability and community.
She is a former mentor and Strategic Development board member with Girls to Women in Boise, Idaho, an organization to help build relationships that enable refugee teens and professional women to pursue leadership, broadly envision their futures, and provide the tools and support necessary to fulfill their visions.
Kelli is passionate about diversity in leadership roles and served on the Board of Directors for Go Lead Idaho, an organization engaging women in leadership and civic participation. She is a member of the inaugural class of the Venture College at Boise State University. Her involvement with the Venture College assists in the continued development and success of Global Service Partnerships.
+ Our Services...
Sustainable service projects are the foundation of our work. We are not a “one and done” service organization. We have fostered long term partnerships with school principals, educators and village leaders throughout Belize and our work is designed to meet their direct needs. Global Service Partnership travelers operate like a relay team, trip after trip, passing the baton to the next leader who will follow to carry on the work. Our relay began in 2012 and we have built our team to hundreds of leaders who continue the work through rural Belizean villages and schools.