Cheerleading Formation

Cheerleading, football, and fútbol

The Vision Team from West Islip High School in New York did a fun activity with the youth group while they were in Guatemala. Girls on the Vision Team are cheerleaders back home, so they shared some cheers and techniques with the girls of our youth group. Boys on the team play football, the American […]

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LAHC Supply Drive

Latin American Heritage Camp collects thousands of supplies

Families from the Latin American Heritage Camp gave very generously to students in Guatemala this year. For one, seven new families signed on to sponsor students, bringing the total Common Hope sponsors at camp to 31. Then, families donated and packed thousands of school supplies for Common Hope students, as part of an activity where […]

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Movie filmed in Guatemala inspires a girls’ leadership activity

Last Friday, the girls’ leadership group watched an inspiring movie called ¡PODER! This powerful short film, produced by Let Girls Lead and directed by Lisa Russell, is based on the true story of two indigenous Mayan girls from Guatemala named Emelin and Elba who fought for their rights and transformed their community. Emelin and Elba were […]

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New Hope students join global student photo project

New Hope students had the opportunity this spring to participate in a global photo project called Show Me Your School. Students from 23 elementary schools in 11 countries across five continents participated, including schools in China, France, Ghana, Australia, India, and of course Guatemala. The goal was for these students from all parts of the world to connect […]

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Staff plant 500 trees for team building activity

This year’s all-staff team building activity was an ambitious environmental project. Staff from all sites came together last Friday to plant trees on Cerro de la Cruz, the park above Antigua. It was a great morning of team building and caring for the environment. The activity started with a puzzle that illustrated working as a team, demonstrating how each […]

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