Mariposa Center For Girls

by The Mariposa DR Foundation
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Mariposa Center For Girls
Jul 29, 2021

The Endless Summer

The summer of 2021 has been a summer of finding adventure and joy in safe spaces, and we have plans to extend it!  

I wanted to take a moment to thank you all for allowing our girls to live their dreams this summer. Over 40 new girls enrolled and were introduced to swimming, while more than 40 other girls had the chance to surf at Encuentro Beach. A dozen girls rode a bike for the first time and 50 girls stand up paddle boarded on the beautiful river Yasica. We read under our giant mango tree, and debated current events under the almond trees.  We danced, took computer classes, English classes and graphic design classes. We learned how to make plant based foods and to use math skills during cooking classes. We ate seagrapes from the bushes on the side of the “Maverick” Basketball court to quench our thirst and took naps in the shade. Our days began with tropical fruits, lots of mangoes, and coconut water from the palms on our campus. Morning circles rotated between yoga and meditation under the high arches of our Anacaona Bohio. How lucky we are to have found all of these safe spaces in nature. We sought out adventure everywhere we could, even kiteboarding has become a safe space.

Last week we learned school will not start back before the 29th of September. So here's to this endless summer that will continue!

Thank you all for allowing so many girls to find sanctuary, friendship, and rest; for letting them be girls this summer.

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The Mariposa DR Foundation

Location: Ithaca, NY - USA
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Project Leader:
Patricia Suriel
Ithaca, New York United States
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