Safe Passage students face many obstacles that can affect their educational and social development. Many students participate in tutoring because they do not have educational support at home or at their public school.
Some students struggle with learning disabilities. All our students are intelligent, capable learners – but every student sometimes needs one-on-one help and encouragement.
The Safe Passage Tutoring Program started in 2011 with one tutor working to foster self-esteem and classroom confidence in 30 students. Today, over 15 tutors provide academic assistance to nearly 100 Safe Passage students each year.
Like our students, our tutors come from many backgrounds: Guatemalan university students and national or international volunteers all enrich the tutoring program with diverse knowledge, experience, and culture.
In addition to academic improvements, tutors have an immeasurable, positive impact on student confidence, behavior, and social skills through:
Students that believe in their own academic abilities can better interact with peers and teachers. More confident in the classroom, tutored students act out less and learn more. Our Tutoring Program strives to help all students realize their own potential.
When you make a donation, join a Support Team, sponsor a child, organize an event or volunteer in Guatemala, you help a top rated school empower people and change lives in one of the poorest places on earth.
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We invite you to reach out to our U.S. office in New Gloucester, Maine and our program site in Guatemala City