Category Archives: Youth Education

What Did School Really Teach Me?

By Christine Nagle The challenge of reflecting upon what I was taught in university and adapting it to meet the needs of my students is both daunting and exciting as I enter my first month in the “real world.” Armed … Continue reading

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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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AM Field Trip: Gelato at the Heladeria

by Becca Hurliman We started off the first of our field trips this session with a visit to the Heladeria Italiana in the nearby Villagio Flor del Pacifico. A small group of kindergarten and first grade students congregated last Saturday … Continue reading

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Scientists for a Day: Field Trip to Reserva Conchal

by Becca Hurliman All 19 students arrived on time in front of the kid’s club, and all 19 students were quite eager to be scientists for the day. They were decked out in hats, long pants, and closed-toed shoes, just as … Continue reading

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Back to School: An Update on Our Brasilito Program

by Jamie Nabers For me, this session started off with a feeling of curiosity. Curiosity if the kids would remember their English classes, remember their ‘FUN’ Thrilling Thursday activities, their teachers, and their love for learning. And without a shadow … Continue reading

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Crafting and Learning: A Week of Environmental Education

by Claire Geers Last week has been quite exciting for the kids in Potrero. Not only did their regular school start in the mornings, but we had a special guest come and teach for the week. Carolina Sanchez is studying … Continue reading

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Students Show Off Their Work at Conchal Expo

By Vinny Losasso “I’m nervous.” “I don’t want to talk in front of people.” “What if I don’t remember the answers?” These were a few of the comments whispered by our students before taking center stage in the Salon Comunal … Continue reading

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Fútbol Fun in Brasilito

By John Nabers At the beginning of this session, AM launched a soccer class in Brasilito on Monday afternoons. The goal of the program was to–number one–have fun with the kids and–number two–get them working together in a team environment. After … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Thermo Mania

By Rachel Gallucci About a month ago, a sixth grade student took me by the arm and led me ominously away from the crowd of other people I had been standing with and said, “Rachel, I want to ask you … Continue reading

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