In March, students from the Minnetonka High School International Baccalaureate (IB/IS) program raised money for Spanish books, specifically Spanish novels for teenagers. At their IB/IS Global Gathering and Giving Event, they raised more than $250! The students also made 60-70 bookmarks with motivational phrases in Spanish for the Common Hope library in Antigua.

Now the books have made their way to Guatemala and are available at Common Hope’s library! The books, along with the fun bookmarks, are being used in our Early Childhood Reading Programs and Skill Building Groups.

A special shoutout to Connor Hanson, who represented Common Hope at the event and shared information about how these books will benefit Common Hope students in Guatemala. Connor is a member of the Minnetonka Vision Team Junior that visited us in Antigua this summer. Thank you Connor and everyone at Minnetonka High School who support education in such an important way! We are grateful to have Minnetonka HS as one of our School Community Partners.

Below are some photos of the books and bookmarks being put to good use, along with some photos from the Minnetonka Vision Team Junior trip!

If you would like to learn more about our School Community Partner program, please visit the Partner section of our website for more information.