Student Stories: Meet Maida & Gabriela

  • November 13, 2020
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Meet Maida & Gabriela, two students at Safe Passage who recently received scholarships from our partner, Shared Beat. The work of Shared Beat includes providing both preventative healthcare programs in local schools and scholarships for Guatemalans who want to be healthcare professionals.    Maida After losing her father at

The Quinceañera Process: A time to give back

  • June 13, 2019
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Quinceañeras are held at Safe Passage every year for our students, young women who are turning 15 years old. We also celebrate with our young men, or Quinceaneros. From the very beginning of the school year, Quinceaneras and Quinceaneros’ activities are planned out. It’s a four month long process

Student Stories: Meet Juliana & Wilder

  • June 4, 2019
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Meet Juliana & Wilder, two eight year olds, friends, and classmates in the second grade at the Hanley Denning Experimental Primary School. Q: How long have you been a student with Safe Passage? Juliana: I’ve been at Safe Passage for four years. Wilder: I started at Safe Passage in

Student Stories: Meet Lilia

  • April 10, 2019
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Meet Lilia, a student in our Oportunidades program. Oportunidades is our new reinforcement program for students from grades 8 and up who attend public schools. We recently sat down with Lilia to learn more about her and her experiences at Safe Passage. I am 15 years old, and I’m

From student to staff: Mynor’s Story

  • February 26, 2018
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“Sometimes I was sad because of the things that had happened in my life. But when I came here, everything changed. People are what make this a special place.” Meet Mynor. Mynor started studying at Safe Passage in 2009 at age 18. Although he could only participate two days