Category Archives: Brasilito Youth

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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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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Olympic Fever in Brasilito

By: Caroline Scott I am a teacher for AM’s Brasilito classes and I love it there! Brasilito is a new and growing project site for AM and we are still determining what kinds of programs are a good fit. Last … Continue reading

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Beginning of Session 3 at Abriendo Mentes: Brasilito

By: Jamie Nabers It was our first week back teaching English in the Brasilito Park to muchos niños (K-6th grade) and teaching two Kindergarten classes in the local elementary school. Below is a picture of Brasilito park where we teach … Continue reading

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The Thrill to Learn

Written by: Rebecca Rotella As we are growing Abriendo Mentes’ Youth Development program in Brasilito, we have  incorporated some of the ideas and practices of the Potrero classes into the classes we are running in Brasilito. One of the very successful, … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Expanding Abriendo Mentes

Written by: Meradith Leebrick  When we started AM three years ago, on June 8th 2009, we didn’t know what the future would hold.  As many of you have heard, we started with a bag of broken crayons, one white board, … Continue reading

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