Guatemala Trip Gives Northwest Arkansas Teens New Perspective

Posted: April 8, 2014 at 5 a.m.

Courtesy the Benton County Boys & Girls Club Victoria Golden, 18, holds a child in a Guatemalan slum. Five members of Keystone Club at the Boys & Girls Club of Benton County visited Guatemala City and Chimaltenango during spring break.

Poverty has a different face for five teenage leaders at the Boys & Girls Club of Benton County after a spring break visit to the slums of Guatemala.

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There were 4,074 chartered Boys & Girls Clubs in 2013, according to the association’s website. The Benton County Boys & Girls Club has the Carl and Alleen McKinney Unit, 2801 N. Walker St., and the HLM Teen Center, 1207 N.W. Leopard St., both in Bentonville; the Bella Vista Unit, 2260 Forrest Hills Blvd.; and the Rogers Unit, 409 S. Eighth St.

For more information: www.bgcbentoncounty.org.

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