10/07/2011 02:59 pm ET Updated Dec 07, 2011

Maryland Teacher Helps 450 Kids In Africa Get Scholarships

What started as taking a small group of young people to Gambia for service trip has sparked projects across the country working to help those in need.

When Bowie resident Beverly Berndt took her oldest daughter on a service trip to the tiny country of Gambia in 1999, she never imagined the impact that experience would have on her, those who knew her in the states and countless communities across the country.

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