Adoptive Families week in Guatemala

Can you imagine a more exciting way to visit Guatemala than with other families with adopted Guatemalan children? We’re offering our third annual Adoptive Families week this summer, and there are still spots left for you to join us! Come join us at Safe Passage for the week of July 26th to August 2nd 2020 Read More »

When volunteering is a family affair

Mother and daughter duo Mindy and Kira have been long-time supporters and participants in the Safe Passage community. Kira is currently volunteering on the English team, and her mother Mindy has been the leader of multiple Support Teams over the years, including another one planned for July of 2019. Additionally, they are the hosts of Read More »

Meet Jen: Safe Passage supporter, sponsor, and Support Team leader

We spoke with Jen, who is based in Maine. Her experience with Safe Passage has ranged from volunteering, leading Support Teams, and sponsoring a student. Here’s her story: How and when did you first hear about Safe Passage?I first heard about Safe Passage not long after I moved to Maine in 2006. I read about Read More »

Sharing My Story: Our Ambassadors Program

Ever since the first time I stepped foot in the Educational Reinforcement Center in Guatemala on January 27th, 2014, I knew my connection with Safe Passage would be lifelong. Four years later, after being on two Support Teams, becoming a Sponsor, becoming an Ambassador, and eventually helping to coordinate the Ambassador Program, I still think Read More »

Support Team Stories: My Week at Safe Passage

“It was one of the best experiences of my life.” Earlier this spring, Catherine spent a week at Safe Passage as part of a Support Team. When she returned home, she was eager to share her story and spread the word about the life changing experience she had. Read her story and watch her video Read More »

2017 Quinceañera Celebration

Around the world, the transition from childhood to womanhood is celebrated in many different ways. In Latin America, this transition takes place when girls turn 15. This extra-special coming-of-age is paired with a big celebration: a quinceañera. Each year, Safe Passage hosts a quinceañera celebration for all of the girls at Safe Passage who are 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 »

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 »

4 Ways to Unleash Positive Living: My Safe Passage Experience

This article is a feature story from Safe Passage Sponsor, Ambassador, and Support Team member Maggie Seitz. On January 25th, 2014, a group of Falmouth High School students and teachers, including myself, boarded a plane headed for Guatemala City and Safe Passage. At the time, I had heard stories from other students who had taken Read More »

Mapping an Adventure

Earlier this year one of our Safe Passage support teams decided to educate the kids at Safe Passage about Deb Walters' fantastic effort to raise awareness and funds by kayaking from Maine to Guatemala.  Mid-Maine UU Youth Support Team, was from 3 different UU (Unitarian Universalist) churches in Maine. Since Deb’s launch date was the Read More »