This after-school program runs from late October through June. The primary focus is to help students acquire and refine English skills beginning at an early age through their high school years. Volunteers work with over 100 students annually. Learning a new language is an important skill but can be a challenge. The Palapa Society’s Puente Program helps them meet the learning curve by utilizing small class sizes and a systematic, activity-based curriculum. Additional one-on-one help and guidance ensures no child is left behind. The mission of this program is to guide children in their quest to speak, read, write, and comprehend English.
Ages: 5 – 17 years old
Registration: Last week of September (Annually)
Classes Held: First week of October – end of June
Cost Per Month: $120 MXN
Fees cover: Class materials
Director: Jacki Gillespie
I moved here 7 years ago. When I got here I really wanted to be part of the community and help anywhere I could. I tried a couple of different things then I met Jayna Schweitzer and she asked if I wanted to help teach english. I said sure why not. I started that year with one class. The next year I had 3 classes and I helped with swim lessons and summer camp. I fell in love with the kids and teaching. When the opportunity to become director came up, I didn’t think twice. I love what I do. Can’t wait to see how our program grows in the future.
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