Guadalupe School has been busy, busy, busy this Spring season, with all sorts of fun learning activities and events. Our organization holds the firm belief that it is of immense value to the individuals and families we serve, that they are exposed to the greater community, where they can become inspired and connected to the opportunities around them.
Charter students have recently benefited by learning from our community partners. Last month, Junior Achievement opened the doors of JA City to Guadalupe School, where 5th graders participated in the highly acclaimed Biz Town Program. Biz Town, "combines in-class learning with a day-long visit to this fully-interactive simulated learning facility." Guadalupe students were able to become employees and managers of various real-life Salt Lake City businesses for a day. One lucky girl even got to act as the Biz Town mayor, and give a speech! Students loved this hands-on experience, and learned a lot about how a community works, and what types of professions they can aspire to fulfill.
Even more recently, all students of the Guadalupe Charter School were able to meet and hear from two REAL soccer stars, Luis Silva and Jaoa Plata, at a school assembly. The players spoke in both English and Spanish about their origins in Mexico and Ecuador respectively, and how through hard work and determination they have been able to realize their dreams. They encouraged the students to value school and to remain disciplined. Their visit was sponsored by Cache Valley Cheese, who made a generous donation of $1,000 to support Guadalupe School.
Guadalupe families and staff feel so grateful for the community partnerships that allow our students amazing opportunities of learning and growth. Through our programs and the collaborations of trusted supporters, we are truly transforming lives through education!