Safe Passage Fourth Grade Geography Class Expedition to Guatemala’s Relief Map

As part of our transition towards a full-day accredited school, we selected Expeditionary Learning as our new teaching methodology for full-day students in grades three and four. Expeditionary Learning focuses on providing students with engaging, relevant curriculum that inspires them to lead their own learning. We do this through hands-on activities that blend core academics Read More »

Safe Passage student stories: meet Linda

Linda has been a Safe Passage student since she was nearly 2 years old. She’s currently in the third grade, which is one of our full-day grades using our new Expeditionary Learning curriculum! Compared to Guatemalan public schools (open only 4 hours each day), Safe Passage’s full-day program aims to meet the needs of the whole Read More »

Safe Passage Sponsor Stories: Meet Colleen

This article was written by Safe Passage sponsor, Colleen, about meeting her sponsor student for the first time. Our family lives on a dirt road in a small town in Maine. My husband and I are both busy professionals and we have three kids, the youngest now a freshman in college. Raising our children, we Read More »

Expeditionary Learning a welcome addition at Safe Passage

To empower our students to overcome adversity, we must first provide them with support, motivation, and life skills—resources they are often missing. Hanley, of course, knew this when she started Safe Passage 17 years ago. For our students, staying in school is an uphill battle. Attending public school in Guatemala means paying for uniforms, books, Read More »

Charity Navigator awards 4 stars for Safe Passage, 2 years in a row

For the second year in a row, Safe Passage has been awarded four stars by Charity Navigator, the highest possible rating for a non-profit! We’re honored to be among just 21% of U.S. charities to receive at least two consecutive four star evaluations. And we could not have done it without your support. Hope, education, Read More »

Inspiring others: Daniel’s Safe Passage story

Daniel still remembers meeting Hanley when he was just a young boy. Later, in his teens, Daniel was recruited to join a gang. For Daniel, staying in school was not an option when he needed to work in the dump to help feed his brothers. Steady care from Daniel’s teachers motivated him to graduate high Read More »

New Year, New Knowledge : what we learn by working as a team at Safe Passage

The start of each school year brings many things that are new to Safe Passage. New students, new staff, new ideas—each a welcome addition to our diverse community. This year, there are several new things at Safe Passage that we’re especially excited to celebrate: we added 2 full-day fourth grade classes, bringing our full-day student Read More »

Rotary and Safe Passage: a partnership that sustains our programs

Have you ever wondered how partner organizations make a difference at Safe Passage? Partner organizations: increase our global impact provide resources to complete projects help to sustain our programs through fiscal support One of our partners, Rotary International, has been a part of the Safe Passage community since our early days in 2006. The partnership Read More »

We Believe in You: back to school at Safe Passage starts with words of welcome

A simple phrase can carry a powerful message—especially for students returning to Safe Passage at the start of the new school year. Welcome back. Animo mis hijos. This is your future. Bienvenidos. Yes you can. Colorful posters from Safe Passage staff, teachers, and mothers decorate the walls of our Educational Reinforcement Center (CRE) at the Read More »