Ignite Journey to Mexico

march 22-25, 2018

 
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In

march of 2018

a group of travelers embarked on a journey of a lifetime...

meet the travelers

What word describes your Ignite journey?

 

chad

 CONNECTION

CONNECTION

erica

 BEGINNING

BEGINNING

vito

 COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY

arielle

 UNITY

UNITY

 
 

ANDREW G.

 APPRECIATIVE

APPRECIATIVE

LESLEY

 COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY

andrew h.

 CALM

CALM

ALYSON

 PERSPECTIVE

PERSPECTIVE

 
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Day 1

Met ๐Ÿ‘‹ Ignite Team in sunny Mexico ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ & checked into Casa San Pancho

Margaritas ๐Ÿน @ sunset ๐ŸŒ…, bonding with new friends
(most photogenic duo: Alyson & Leslie ๐Ÿ‘ญ)

First of many amazing Mexican meals ๐ŸŒฎ

Street performers ๐Ÿ”ฅ & the weirdest thing you're grateful for ๐Ÿ™ (thanks, Chad)

"This trip was a 10 across the board. Ignite engaged and inspired our team beyond what I could have hoped for." 

- Chad, tuthill

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day 2

Sunrise beach run ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿป (Hastie in first ๐Ÿฅ‡), Maya's crash-course ๐Ÿซ Spanish lesson
(your Spanish tutor ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ is paying off, Andrew) 

San Pancho walking tour, intro & ceviche ๐ŸŸ lunch with community partner, EntreAmigos

Spanish-English bingo with the kids ๐Ÿ‘ซ (Arielle coaching her girls to a big win ๐Ÿ†)

Tequila ๐Ÿฅƒ tasting & unforgettable farm to table dinner ๐Ÿ™ with Calixto @ bistro organico

cultural immersion & community engagement

At Ignite, we provide authentic connections and off-the-beaten path experiences that give you a true sense of the people, country and culture. We facilitate this through our relationships with local guides and community organizations like EntreAmigos.

EntreAmigos empowers the San Pancho community through education, entrepreneurship and environmental initiatives. On this journey, our travelers collaborated with the scholarship students at the community center, contributed to the recycling program and learned from the inspiring leaders, culture and values of this amazing Mexican community.

Making a Difference

our experiences are built around partnerships that empower communities

Our community engagement approach includes projects that are creative, physical and/or strategic.
  • Creative projects include academic learning, reading, art, music and sports.
  • Physical activities include giving local workers a break from their regular duties in the kitchen, serving meals, or joining projects like painting, planting, or landscaping.
  • Strategic activities are designed to match travelers with specific skill sets or backgrounds with organizational, business, or leadership development related needs and opportunities.
On this journey, travelers worked alongside leaders at EntreAmigos in San Pancho, Mexico. Learn more about EntreAmigos powerful community work via our philanthropic partner, Spark Ventures - here.

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Day 3

Beach ๐Ÿ–๏ธ clean-up & power recycling โ™ป๏ธ sort with Abraham
(some fast-ball glass bottle throws from Vito)

Jungle hike ๐Ÿƒ to secluded ocean-front picnic & mud bath
(beach award to Erica for the longest swim ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿผ)

Cooking poblanos & (Mickey Mouse ๐Ÿญ) tortillas with Eva (that laugh), the amazing Circo de los Niรฑos & Arbolitos for late night tacos ๐ŸŒฎ

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"No barriers, no walls - everyone from the community and EntreAmigos was so welcoming and thatโ€™s what makes an Ignite Journey so special"

- Lesley, Pepsico

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Day 4

Debrief over coffee โ˜•๏ธ, omelets ๐Ÿณ & the freshest fruit๐Ÿ

Thanks for the memories.๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

โ€œItโ€™s hard to find the unity that I found in San Pancho and on this journey. Everyone is so integrated and connected and itโ€™s such a beautiful thing to experience."

- Arielle Nguyen

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