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Partners for a Day

¨The experience,¨ writes high school student Ivan Xiloj, ¨was even better than I had hoped it would be!¨ For our teenagers, spending the day recently with Guatemalan professionals was a fascinating and motivational experience. The activity ¨Socios por un Día,¨ (Partners for a Day) where high school students shadowed a manager for a whole day, involved over 600 high school students and 60 companies. We were very proud that 10 of our Safe Passage students were accepted into the program and had the opportunity to participate in such a great event!

Bowdoin Teams Keep the Legacy Alive

Part of Safe Passage founder Hanley Denning's legacy is our strong relationship with many wonderful institutions in the United States, including her alma mater, Bowdoin College. Many both short- and long-term volunteers here in Guatemala are Bowdoin students or graduates.

"Me Books," Stickers, and Shaving Cream

Last week, (as a Support Team Coordinator) I had the honor of hosting the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady Support Team. Their arrival coincided with our second annual Premiacion competition so the team worked with the 2 special classes that won.

The Strength in Our Community

The morning of July 27th was, as always, one of my favorite days of the year as the Creative Expression team presented the third annual Community Values Fair.  After months of planning and working with the community, we were able to host a fun filled day of artistic activities. The annual fair is a collaborative event, meant to embody the creative expression program’s core values throughout the community.  This year our theme was Inner Strength, something that we seek to harness in each of our students.

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