When I was first trained to be a Save the Children Emergency Responder, I was ready to respond to the next natural disaster. Little did I know that instead, I’d be at the U.S./Mexico border providing much needed respite to families.
Yearly Archives: 2019
I just spent 3 weeks working with children at the U.S. border. This is what’s really happening there.
For 3 weeks, I joined Save the Children programs at the U.S. southern border in New Mexico. Here are some of the many insights I gained while serving families and children seeking asylum within the United States.
The second Democratic presidential debates came to a close this week in Detroit, Michigan. While the debate was split into two nights, there was one issue that got a lot of attention on both nights and stands out the most to us: the crisis at our southern border.
What’s it like to intern with Save the Children Action Network? Mattie Cryer spent a year working with SCAN in Colorado. Here are her biggest takeaways from that experience.
When I began my first read aloud with the class, one student named Julio raised his hand and asked me what I was holding. When children aren’t given the tools to learn prior to kindergarten, they are then expected to retain all the information they might’ve missed in one year.
On June 26 and June 27, Democratic presidential hopefuls took the stage to make their priorities clear. We tuned in to find out what they had to say about issues that are critical to kids.
The border crisis hits home, literally. Born and raised in New Mexico, there is a lot I love about my home state – namely the people’s open hearts. I had the incredible privilege to visit Deming where volunteers support asylum seekers with food, clothing, shelter and health screenings. Here’s what I saw.