We serve families with an integrated program that incorporates healthy living, strong academics, life skills and psychosocial support, creativity, and fun. Our programs are designed so that each affiliate gains the skills needed to obtain a stable job, to be self-sufficient and self-reliant, and to lead their families out of poverty in a dignified and permanent way. Most volunteers work directly with students in any one of our classrooms for students, age 3 years-sixth grade. These volunteers, called Classroom Assistants, work with their assigned teachers each day, supporting the learning objectives of each subject area and providing motivation and individual attention to students to support healthy self-esteem development. Our organization also benefits from volunteer participation in a variety of other departments including Adult Literacy and Social Entrepreneurship, Kitchen/Operations, and Public Relations/Development.
- Opportunity to learn and work with an incredibly resilient population while gaining professional experience.
- Experience of diverse environment, providing potential to dvelop cultural competence within Guatemala and with volunteers from around the world.
- Ideal position for those with a beginner level of Spanish to have a positive impact in a short period of time.
Promote positive change in this unique community, working to enhance self-esteem, improve psychosocial functioning, and academic and financial success of program participants.