All our programs

Reading Club

While running our summer camps, we began to notice a systematic challenge our students were facing in the area of early literacy. This need prompted the creation of a reading club. We ran that program year round and students were able to grow as readers and to borrow books to bring home.

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Send a girl to college

Initially available to participants in any of the foundation's programs (students, local leaders who were former camp participants and then became local leaders - assisting in different areas).


Thanks to this program and the donations we receive, 6 beneficiaries have already graduated from: UTESA, O&M, Eugenio Maria de Hostos, UAPA, and UASD. Additionally, we offer technical courses.

STEM

We now have our Centers I and II where we are offering a STEAM program. We understand the challenges associated with this program due to the academic challenges of the participants, but we embrace the challenge and are making progress. With the goal of narrowing the technological gap, we are interested in offering some technology training/introductions (such as programming languages, robotics, etc.) at our educational center to children seeking knowledge.


These programs are being taught with the collaboration of Nathalie Brito, who has organized students from the Instituto Politecnico Loyola (IPL) and university students to teach these programs to our students at our Center I and Center II.

Summer Camp

We began our journey in 2010 with a summer camp in Madre Vieja Sur, SC! The founders, Tania and Josh, initially sought to enroll their children in a summer school program but since there were no summer learning opportunities available in Madre Vieja , they decided to start their own camp with the local children.


Since then, we have expanded our activities, offering exciting trips to the botanical garden and the National Congress, and have had the honor of hosting distinguished personalities such as Guadalupe Valdez, Carolina Santana, Elizabeth Mateo, and Ismael Reyes, among others. Additionally, we have extended our reach to Las Galeras, Saman√°, where we not only distribute school and sports supplies but also offer engaging activities in art, reading, writing, and science. With the dedication of our founders, who are teachers in the United States, as well as other professionals who donate their time and expertise, and the collaboration of high school students who travel with us to assist in implementation, we continue to grow and make a difference in the lives of the children and youth we serve.

Internship Program

We now have our from our education centers where we are offering a STEAM program. We understand the challenges associated with this program due to the academic deficiencies of the participants, but we embrace the challenge and are making progress. With the goal of narrowing the technological gap, we are interested in offering some technology training/introductions (such as programming languages, robotics, etc.) at our educational center to children seeking knowledge.

PUEDO

On Friday, February 2nd, 2024 we launched PUEDO, leveraging the collaboration of Nathalie Brito. The idea behind this program is to provide tutoring and academic support to our participants from Center I and Center II to help them gain admission to the Instituto Politecnico Loyola (IPL). We understand the need to change the perception among the underserved community we serve, where there's a prevailing belief that IPL is extremely challenging, akin to a prison. We aim to demystify this perception, despite the rigorous curriculum and academic competition at IPL.


Read to Succeed: Empowering Minds Through Books

In our program "Read to Succeed: Empowering Minds through Books," students are not only permitted but also encouraged to borrow books from our foundation library. We emphasize the profound benefits of reading and the importance of cultivating a reading habit.


This initiative is particularly crucial for marginalized groups of children in developing countries who face systemic deficiencies in reading and comprehensive reading skills. By promoting access to books and fostering a love for reading, we aim to mitigate the disadvantages these children may encounter, empowering them to thrive academically and beyond.

Literacy

Available to the entire population, both young and adults. These classes are free and taught by our team of instructors. We have been able to provide literacy education to elderly individuals as well as children.

The Chess Club

The Chess Club a transformative initiative aimed at providing opportunities for children from marginalized backgrounds to learn and excel in the game of chess. Beyond the realms of strategy and competition, chess offers a plethora of cognitive benefits for young minds.


Through participation in our club, children develop critical thinking skills, enhance their problem-solving abilities, and cultivate patience and resilience. Moreover, chess fosters creativity, improves concentration, and teaches valuable life lessons such as sportsmanship and decision-making. By engaging in this intellectually stimulating game, students not only expand their academic horizons but also gain confidence and a sense of accomplishment, empowering them to overcome challenges and reach their full potential.