Unleash the Leader in a Girl

 
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Jun 29, 2011

Update from The Mariposas!

Dear Friends,

Because of your generosity we have experienced tremendous growth and success over the past few months.  We have opened an official Mariposa office space and resource center for the girls in our community.  A safe, secure and inviting space where our girls can come to read, study, check out library books and relax in a quiet room away from all the distractions of their often overcrowded homes.  The girls and neighborhood kids have already checked in and out the books over 500 times since March! 

There have been a lot of individual successes as well.  Two of our Mariposa girls began University this spring and are also interning in the Mariposa resource center to develop essential business and office skills.  We also have a girl in our sports program who last August was afraid to put her foot in the water and is now a competitive swimmer!

Our intense Health and English program concluded in May and the school year has just ended.  Four of our girls who needed to pass eighth grade national exams worked intensely with individual tutors and have passed with flying colors.

We are gearing up for the second year of our Girls Summer Leadership Program.  This summer's program will include two healthy meals a day, environmental education, sports, theatre, dance, intensive academic tutoring, field trips and more.  Working together with certified teachers, students, parents, local and international volunteers Mariposa creates this unique experiential education program just for girls.  Camp will run for four weeks from July 11th - August 5th.

All of this is only possible because of thoughtful contributions from people like you.  We have lots more exciting things planned for the rest of the year so stay connected for more updates on what the Mariposas are up to!  

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With Gratitude,

The Mariposa DR Foundation

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Jessica Lawson

Cabarete, Dominican Republic

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