In 2013, Linda and a group of volunteers traveled to South Africa and saw the plight of women and children. In 2016, ACSI began conducting Mission Trips to empower youth in their distress. The mission trips began from an invitation to facilitate a Youth Empowerment Seminar in Uganda where youth received Skills for Success and Job Preparation training to help youth acquire jobs and/or transition into the workplace. The Empowerment Seminars also encouraged and trained aspiring entrepreneurs. Annual mission trips are scheduled and youth volunteers are invited to accompany our team to see life from a global perspective, provide community service overseas and learn to appreciate their life in the U.S.