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 at Safe Passage. We’d like to share his story, 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 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 »

Learning by doing: how teachers provide support and inspiration

Meet Yasmin, one of our 6th-grade teachers. We sat down with Yasmin to get her take on how Expeditionary Learning is going at Safe Passage. Yasmin was one of the first four teachers hired in 2015 to pioneer the implementation of Expeditionary Learning in our full-day school. These four teachers bonded over their interest in 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 »

From student to staff: Mynor’s Story

“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 a week, he quickly became involved Read More »