Chaney will take on Nicaragua


Instead of taking the typical post high school track, Stephan Chaney will be taking a gap year and traveling to Managua and Cusmapa, two cities in Nicaragua next year.
Stephan will be working with the Fabretto organization in after school education programs with school children.
“I am hoping to immerse myself in a new culture,” says Stephan. “I want to see how I can affect the world by helping these children.”
Nicaragua is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. Much of the nation can’t obtain basic education, medicine or substantial food and water. The Fabretto organization’s mission is to improve the lives of underprivileged families in Nicaragua through education and nutrition.
While Stephan will be volunteering in education, he aspires to work in photography or graphic design also. Stephan chose to take a gap year in order to refocus his goals.
“I just needed a break from school to reconsider my options before I jumped back into school again,” explains Stephan.