Students from Latin America and the Caribbean dug right into a lesson at Modesto Junior College this week.
They potted seedlings in the east campus greenhouse as part of their two-year stint in Scholarships for Education and Economic Development.
SEED, as it's better known, is a federally funded program administered by Georgetown University. MJC has taken part in the program since 1987.
The program provides 18 students instruction in career skills, leadership and English as a second language, along with work experience. The goal is to help the students contribute to their countries' development.
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The current students arrived in August from Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua.