A Note From Trae, New Executive Director and Head of School

On Monday, July 16th, Trae Holland officially stepped into his role as the Executive Director and Head of School of Safe Passage. Learn more about Trae below as he introduces himself, fills you in on his background, and shares his excitement in joining Safe Passage: It is my honor and privilege to join my family Read More »

Safe Passage Student Stories: Meet Edinzon

Meet Edinzon, a sixth-grade student. In his own words: My name is Edinzon, I’m 12 years old, and I’m the sixth of eight siblings. My mom supports us by working in the garbage dump, mainly collecting plastic bottles to sell. One of my sisters also works inside the dump, and I’ve been a part of Read More »

Expedition to the Museum of Natural History

Expeditionary Learning in Action: Our trip to the Natural History Museum 8:00 a.m. Our 6th graders wait excitedly inside the school, going over final details with their teachers. Today they’ll be visiting the Natural History Museum in Guatemala City as part of an expedition called Environmental Protagonists (Progatonistas Ambientales). This expedition teaches students about various 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 »

Libraries: Changing Lives For the Better

In a country where 12% of the population is illiterate and in some cases reading is considered a punishment, it is very important to promote reading among students of all ages. At Safe Passage, it is vital that our students not only read, but fully comprehend what they read and enjoy themselves. That’s why we Read More »

Announcing Trae Holland as Our New Executive Director/Head of School

Trae Holland, current Director of Academia Cotopaxi’s The One Institute in Quito, Ecuador, will be joining Safe Passage/Camino Seguro as the new Executive Director/Head of School. Trae will officially assume his new role on July 15, 2018. Trae’s background uniquely qualifies him for this position. An educator and administrator with decades of experience, Trae has 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 »

New U.S. Director Joins the Safe Passage Team

We are pleased to announce that Anna Marie Klein-Christie has joined us as the new U.S. Director/Director of Development for Safe Passage/Camino Seguro! She joins our team after decades working in the nonprofit community in Maine. Her work has focused on youth and families by serving as the Executive Director of Rippleffect, an experiential education 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 »