By Amy Maginnis-Honey
Mission trips to Mexico are a common experience for many local teens who are part of their church’s youth group.
Laiken Shaw, a junior at Rodriguez High School, has been to Mexico on a mission trip.
She will travel this summer to Kenya after working a variety of functions to raise money for When I Grow Up, a nonprofit that supports the Furaha Community Foundation that offers impoverished children an education in Huruma, Kenya.
Meals are also provided for the 500-plus primary students and the 200-plus high school students.