Posts tagged "Peace Corps Partnership"
Camp Mariposas - the weekend finale

Camp Mariposas — the weekend finale

It’s time to wrap up the camp posts. I have to keep check­ing the cal­en­dar to con­vince myself that it has only been one week (tomor­row) since the end of the camp. What a week it has been. I’m so con­fused by what day it is and what is going on. So, the final week­end of the camp,...
Camp Mariposas - Day 5

Camp Mariposas — Day 5

I real­ly need to fin­ish post­ing about the camp, because it gets hard­er and hard­er to recall the details as the days go by. I guess that is because so much as been hap­pen­ing over the last week. Like fin­ish­ing ser­vice and mov­ing back to the US yes­ter­day. Oh, but enough about that. Back to the...
Camp Mariposas - Day 4

Camp Mariposas — Day 4

Health Day was a lot of fun, exclud­ing the impor­tant the pre­sen­ta­tion about sex­u­al health and con­tra­cep­tion. It was inter­est­ing, and I was very hap­py that the girls were ask­ing a lot of ques­tions, but I’m not sure that fun is the right word. Taek­won­do class was a blast though. A teacher from a local school came with 4 of her stu­dents....
Camp Mariposas - the Graduation

Camp Mariposas — the Graduation

The only group pic­ture known to exist with your tru­ly includ­ed. Ah, the per­ils of being the des­ig­nat­ed pho­tog­ra­ph­er, a posi­tion that I love, but I did have to round up the whole group at the end of the pic­ture-tak­ing ses­sion because I didn’t have a sin­gle group pic­ture with myself includ­ed. I am so proud to have been a part of...
Camp Mariposas - Day 3

Camp Mariposas — Day 3

Well, as expect­ed, I’m falling far­ther and far­ther behind in my efforts to edit and upload pho­tos each day. The days are get­ting longer as we slow­ly pull out of win­ter and as each day’s activ­i­ties and the evening dra­ma of the camp extends into my sleep time. I’m actu­al­ly tak­ing the week­end off to...
Camp Mariposas - Day 1

Camp Mariposas — Day 1

I’m going to repeat some Face­book infor­ma­tion here because not every­one uses, or needs to use, that par­tic­u­lar site (or be con­nect­ed to me on that site). How­ev­er, I can give more back­ground and infor­ma­tion here. For this whole week, I’m help­ing at a friend’s lead­er­ship and empow­er­ment camp for young women here in Mex­i­co. The full...
Niños y Niñas BIG CHECK day

Niños y Niñas BIG CHECK day

Micha and I write emails back and forth in Span­ish most often, but we kept refer­ring to the BIG CHECK as just that. It doesn’t trans­late well into Span­ish, and is more amus­ing this way. While nei­ther of us are much for cer­e­mo­ny, it felt like the right thing to do in this case, espe­cial­ly since...
Fundraising for Child and Youth Scholarships at Niños y Niñas de México, A.C.

Fundraising for Child and Youth Scholarships at Niños y Niñas de México, A.C.

UPDATE: As of March 28, 2012, the grant is ful­ly fund­ed! Thank you to every­one who donat­ed. If you still want to help in some way or learn more about this infor­ma­tion, please con­tact me. Michae­lene and I final­ly have our Peace Corps Part­ner­ship grant approved and ready for dona­tions at: (linked removed) From our project...
Coming Soon...

Coming Soon…

…irre­sistibly cute chil­dren for whom I have a grant appli­ca­tion pend­ing. My friend Micha and I are going to be rais­ing mon­ey for school schol­ar­ships through a Peace Corps Part­ner­ship grant. These kids from mar­gin­al­ized, indige­nous fam­i­lies receive schol­ar­ships to attend school through the civ­il asso­ci­a­tion Niños y Niñas de Méx­i­co, A.C. These kids would not oth­er­wise have the oppor­tu­ni­ty...