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 »

2019 Strategic Plan

Earlier this year, the Safe Passage Board of Directors, staff, and stakeholders developed a new strategic plan. The main areas of focus included: Mission School and Programs Facilities Finance Development Data Analysis Our three big ideas were: Achieving financial sustainability with improved planning, budgeting, and fundraising practices that foster accountability and expand, diversify, and better Read More »

TELUS Partnership: Creating a Future for Our Graduates

5 Safe Passage graduates were offered a chance for a brighter future when international telecommunications company TELUS awarded them with scholarships in August. The scholarship program is called HOPE: Helping Our People through Education. HOPE is an 8 to 10 month-long life-changing program for students throughout Central America. Our student will be strengthening their English Read More »

This Giving Tuesday, help outfit our new middle school classrooms!

What is GivingTuesday? GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, a special day of giving back to help transform the world for good. This year GivingTuesday is on December 3, 2019. Safe Passage is participating by launching a special campaign to raise $20,000 to furnish our new middle school classrooms. What is our GivingTuesday goal? This Read More »

Sponsor Day

On October 24th, we had our second ever Sponsor Day! Hosted at the school, local Guatemalan sponsors were invited to come meet one another, learn more about the Sponsorship program, and visit with their students. We also had some sponsors from the US who were in attendance due to the Board Meeting. A Guatemalan-American sponsor Read More »

Expeditions Exhibition

Throughout the school year, our students take part in many engaging “expeditions” as part of the Expeditionary Learning curriculum used in our full-day school. An “expedition” is a unit of study involving research, group work, community outings, and a final presentation. In culmination of all their hard work throughout the school year, Safe Passage students Read More »

Spreading the word about Safe Passage

Safe Passage supporters live all around the world, united together with one common goal: helping our students in Guatemala City succeed. After first learning about our story and Hanley Denning’s original vision, many people are touched and want to learn more. They might eventually travel down to Guatemala to meet our students and see our Read More »

Children’s Day at Safe Passage

Día del Niño, or Children’s Day, is celebrated in Guatemala every October 1st. Throughout the country, children are celebrated in their schools through various games and special activities, and children are encouraged to dress up as their favorite characters. At Safe Passage, we also celebrate Children’s Day; it’s a holiday both our staff and students Read More »

Celebrating Guatemalan Independence

Every year on September 15th Guatemala celebrates its independence from Spain. In honor of this holiday – and to celebrate the various parts of the country – our students took on some very special projects. Each grade learned about a different custom and culture within Guatemala, and then prepared various dances and songs to represent Read More »

Student Stories: Meet Sindy

Meet Sindy, 26. She’s currently a student in the 7th grade class in our Adult Education program. She’s been a student at Safe Passage for three years, and has been a Creamos participant for two years. While her husband works in the dump as a garbage picker, many of Sindy’s family are students with Safe Read More »