School Building Project
In 2003, Gary Young led a humanitarian expedition to the Sierra Madre Mountains of northern Mexico to aid the Tarahumara Indians. While there, Gary and his team not only delivered food and children's school kits to the village of Coyachique, they also provided the building materials for a new schoolhouse. The team raised the support structure and roof of the school, and then cleared land to build a second schoolhouse in a neighboring village.
Gary Young is also deeply involved in a school building project in Ecuador. One of Gary's many excursions took him to Guayaquil, Ecuador, in search of natural remedies indigenous to the area. While he was there, Gary observed the poor conditions of Guayaquil's only elementary school. The one–room school housed 42 students who were taught three days a week by a volunteer teacher. With limited resources, the students were forced to share supplies, use broken desks, and learn on a damaged chalkboard.
Due to his compassionate and charitable character, Gary Young was moved to take action. Through The D. Gary Young Foundation, Gary facilitated the building of a new Chongon School. Construction is underway and the electrical work is complete.
The project is very near and dear to Gary and soon the children of Guayaquil will be able to enjoy an enhanced learning environment with new supplies, learning equipment, and for the very first time, a playground. To learn more on how you can contribute, please visit the official website of The D. Gary Young Foundation.