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AM Youth Programming has Physical Benefits that Extend Beyond the Classroom

By Molly Burns Whether it be memories of Saturday morning soccer games, making friends in PE class, or pre-ballet recital jitters, for most of us childhood memories are inextricably linked to sports and team activities in one way or another. … Continue reading

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Environmentalism is inherent in Costa Rica’s philosophy

If you were to close your eyes and develop a mental picture of Costa Rica, you’d probably imagine an expansive, serene beach with vibrant blue water and tropical flora. Maybe, instead, you’d picture yourself zip-lining through a forest canopy or … Continue reading

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Rico Tico Culture

Written by: Rachael Sine  Abriendo Mentes is situated in the most ideal location: surrounded by beautiful beaches, warm weather, delicious food, and nice, accepting people.  Costa Rica was recently named one of the top places to live to escape world … Continue reading

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Adam’s Song: Potrero Transformation

When I opened my ears and eyes this morning, I was greeted by sweet, soothing lullaby.  I find nothing quite as peaceful as waking up to the world gently weeping, its tears falling down to bathe and wash over the … Continue reading

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Adam’s Song: Potrero Sojourn

For most of March and April, Potrero and the surrounding areas have been plagued with a smothering red tide.  The combined smell of the ocean and dead fish made a venture on the beach into a somewhat nauseating experience.  The … Continue reading

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Adam’s Song: Potrero Community

Another exceedingly hot day in the desert is the current story of the town of Playa Potrero.  The sun beats down, unrelentingly casting its warm glow upon plant, animal, and land alike.  Even with the thermometers peaking, as I walk … Continue reading

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Adam’s Song: Potrero Fiestas

Good day to everyone out in the world following the wonderful achievements and service of Abriendo Mentes in the town of Potrero.  Believe it that life here in paradise has not much changed; the sun is still shining, the birds … Continue reading

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Adam’s Song: Potrero Family

Greetings to travelers from afar and readers from all walks of life.  It is great to be alive today, and I am thankful for the chance to share myself with you all.  My life lately rocked with the tumults of … Continue reading

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Adam’s Song: Potrero Life

Many of ya’ll reading this blog may be potential donors or volunteers that are interested in Abriendo Mentes, or potential visitors that are thinking about traveling to Costa Rica to experience life in paradise.  But beyond beaches and sun, what … Continue reading

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Adam’s Song: Paradise Daze

Written by Adam Lanka Greetings everyone, I am happy to be able to share with you all today.  As you can see, a lot is happening with Abriendo Mentes as they kick off their new semester and continue to provide … Continue reading

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