Category Archives: Potrero Youth

Hungry to Learn

By: Becca Hurliman Learning is fun. Stopping by the 1st grade class is a good reminder of how exciting learning can be – and I find myself feeling that learning the names of food is possibly the best thing in … Continue reading

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Fieldtrip to Conchal Take Two!

Written by: Anna Hergt As we hopped on the bus off to part two of a four part series of ecological field trips lead by the Conchal Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre, I thought about the last time we went. … Continue reading

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Festival de Papalotes

Written by: Rebecca Rotella Community Kite Project is a group of artists who perform kite making workshops in communities around the world.  Their purpose is to bring communities together by the simple act of creating and flying kites.  They joined … Continue reading

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AM’s First Annual Career Fair!

Written by: Addison Hill  Last Thursday, May 3rd, was a special day for Abriendo Mentes and community members alike. We hosted a career fair in the Salon featuring stations with various career representatives. The kids broke into small groups and … Continue reading

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AM Kids Learn to Swim!

Written by: Anna Hergt Can you imagine living in a hot, dry town right on the ocean, but never going past the palm trees to get into the water? Me neither. I’m writing this with salty skin and sandy toes. … Continue reading

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Fieldtrip to Conchal!

On the 17th and 19th of April the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th graders set off on an exploratory field trip to Conchal Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre. This was the first of four excursions to Conchal, which have been organized so that the … Continue reading

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Back to Basics

Written by: Anna Hergt First session break has commenced, giving us a chance to reflect on the past couple months and how much we have accomplished in our first session. Between the everyday classes, the field trips, and the special … Continue reading

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AM Does Mardi Gras!

On the occasion of this year’s Mardi Gras, Playa Flamingo hosted a celebratory Mardi Gras parade with floats, beads and lots and lots of candy! Of course, Abriendo Mentes didn’t want to miss out on this fun event, so we … Continue reading

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Maleku Indian Field Trip

Written by: Miriam Pape After arriving in Playa Potrero only one week ago, my experience has mirrored my own first days of school 16 years ago. The nostalgic memories of learning the alphabet, making new friends and packing lunch have … Continue reading

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Rockin’ Out on Fun Friday

Written by: Ilene Solomon We kicked off the first Fun Friday of the 2012 1st session with a rockin’ good time! New Fun Friday Committee Head, Maria Haro, lead the students down to Potrero beach to collect rocks. Sounds exciting, … Continue reading

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