Category Archives: Adult Education

Kicking Off Month Two of the Summer Matching Marathon

The second month of AM’s 2013 Summer Matching Marathon has just begun. The Summer Matching Marathon (SMM) is our biggest annual fundraising campaign, where every dollar donated to Abriendo Mentes between June 1st and August 31st will be matched by a … Continue reading

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Preparing Students for a Tech-Centered Future

by Justin Stafinski    If you’re like me and 56% of Americans* living in the United States today, you own a smartphone and have likely checked your email (and possibly Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and CNN too) before even rolling out … Continue reading

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Potrero Community: An Update on the Story Learning Project

by Becca Hurliman Photos are starting to come into the office: pictures of chunky babies held in arms covered with tattoos, a number of stoic faces and shy smiles along with the occasional grin, the blurred images of an evening … Continue reading

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On the Office Steps

by Gina Dettmar Xavier is one of my favorite adult English students, always hungry to learn, always wanting a more difficult verb to conjugate or more complex sentence to unpack. “This class was very hard,” he says and his eyes … Continue reading

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An Interview with AM Adult Student Chris

AM volunteer Ashley Corey recently interviewed one of her adult English students, Chris. Keep reading to learn about his background and interests! What is your name and where are you from? Christopher, the Central Valley of Costa Rica What do … Continue reading

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Interview with AM Adult Student Didier

Meet one of our adult English students! John, an AM volunteer helping in Brasilito, recently interviewed Didier, a student in Brasilito. Learn more about his background, hobbies, goals, and—the most important question—Superman or Batman? What is your name and where … Continue reading

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End of Session Adult Party!

Typically when Abriendo Mentes holds “adult parties” it entails a group of volunteers getting together for dinner before a night out.  Last week we shook things up and hosted an American-style potluck in honor of the 28 adult students who … Continue reading

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Story Learning Workshop in Playa Potrero

Written by Sarah Littlefield Story Learning is a way of teaching adults using their personal narratives to stimulate learning. I have used memoir to help illiterate people learn to read, to help veterans deal with war trauma, and to help … Continue reading

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