Art, Science, and Culture Teams, Oh My!

  • April 26, 2012
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As one of the Support Team Coordinators, I often receive inquiries from individuals who would like to join another Support Team that is coming down for a week of volunteer work and fun with the kids of Safe Passage. So, this summer, we have decided to add Open Adult

Where the Wild Things Are

  • April 26, 2012
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Beginning this school year, we introduced two morning theater classes as part of our Creative Expressions program. Our Monday class works with Primera Basico (12-13 year olds) and focuses on collaboration, team work, and imagination. Sara El-Solh, the Library Coordinator, is working with me (Elena Chernock, the Creative Expressions Program

Dance Class Culmination

  • April 13, 2012
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On March 30, the day before the project closed for Semana Santa vacation, the Creative Expression Program hosted a mini-showcase for our dance students. The classes have been practicing for the last three months, and they performed two dances in front of 300 of their peers.This was a huge

Hanley Denning Speech Wins Award

  • April 9, 2012
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Mary J., a 5th grader at the St. Brigid School of Maine, entered the speech below in her school's Civic Oration Contest. She was inspired by Hanley Denning and wrote the speech about Hanley's life and work at Safe Passage. The speech won 1st place and is going on

29 sponsor visits in 2012

  • April 2, 2012
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Since the start of the academic year in late January, 29 families from around the world have traveled to spend time with their sponsored students. What does a typical visit look like? Sponsors meet our students and can spend time helping out in their sponsor child's classroom. Our team

Bowdoin Students and Alumni Support Safe Passage

  • April 1, 2012
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‘’Literary institutions are founded and endowed for the common good, and not for the private advantage of those who resort to them for education’’  These words, spoken by Joseph McKeen, Bowdoin College’s first president, in his inaugural address in 1802, have shaped the Maine college’s students ever since. Hanley