Final Special Post

“While we are living in the present, we must celebrate life every day, knowing that we are becoming history with every work, every action, every deed.”                                            By   Mattie Stepanek

Just Landed!

I received the text message Saturday afternoon announcing “We just landed, everything is okay”. The message was sent by our guests reporting they had safely returned to Costa Rica after nearly 12 days in the United States. Catalina, Dayana, Jimena, and Mariana returning home completed the final stage of the “2019 Pathway Project”.Scholar.pic4Scholars.pic 1

Some of the memorable photos today include the students spending their second week as participants in the “Young Scholars” program. They made new student friends and participated in learning skills, solving problems, and bonding activities making the second week as enjoyable as the first week in our country.  Scholar.pic5

On the final day of “Young Scholars”, Dayana, Jimena, and Mariana  were invited to perform their cultural dances before a packed house of students and adults. Great performance!

We cannot say “thank you” enough to


Catalina Cortes. The duties of chaperone is an awesome responsibility. The chaperone is accountable for the students 24 hours a day and keeps in touch with moms and dads back home to assure them things are going well. And, the chaperone also must interact and coordinate numerous activities with a wide range of campus staff, faculty, and volunteer supporters from the day of arrival until departure. The chaperone’s responsibility is “awesome”.

Catalina did an outstanding job and she follows a line of very competent past chaperones including Ana Yancy and Angela Ramos. We are so fortunate in so many ways. Catalina…job well done!

State of Financial Affairs

Thank you “Friends” who have inquired about our fundraising efforts. I extend my gratitude to all who have donated funds to support this “2019 Pathway Project”.  This project cannot happen without your financial support.

The very short version of our financial situation as of today is “we are still short of funds” to completely close out this project. I do not have the final report on expenses incurred from last week yet. And, I am still expecting to receive two or more donations promised a couple of weeks ago. So I can only speculate that all expenses will be covered with the incoming donations or we could be short as much as $600.00. If the promised donations or other donations are not received by this time next week, other measures will be taken to make up the difference so we can close the financial book on this year’s project. This project has again proven to be very worthwhile and cost efficient at approximately $1,100.00 per person.

If you are still intending to donate but have not yet done so, please do so quickly! 

Please use the guidelines below to submit your donation:

Donation Guidelines

I plan to issue another Post very soon with only photos and comments to share. I thank everyone for an unforgettable two weeks.


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