Accelerating Reading for Children in Arizona

Computer software is helpful for teachers to encourage reading among students

*Note: This blog was written prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although much has changed regarding our sponsored children’s learning experience in the past months, our On the Road stories remain relevant in regards to our volunteer coordinator’s work and the impact of sponsorship on children in our program thanks to our sponsors. We are pleased to continue to share stories with you about our work. *** Administrators at the schools we partner with are the […]

The Great Risk to the Navajo Nation

American Indians in New Mexico and Arizona have been hit hard during the COVID-19 outbreak

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham raised concerns in the past weeks about the “incredible spikes” in coronavirus cases in the Navajo Nation, which she feels could be detrimental to some tribal nations that are already living in vulnerable situations. According to NPR, after New York and New Jersey, the Navajo Nation has the highest coronavirus infection rate in the U.S.  Today, we want to shed some light on the harsh realities that families living in […]

Natural Beauty and Difficult Poverty in Monument Valley

A major tourist attraction in Kayenta offers only temporary work for parents

*Note: This blog was written prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although much has changed regarding our sponsored children’s learning experience in the past months, our On the Road stories remain relevant in regards to our volunteer coordinator’s work and the impact of sponsorship on children in our program thanks to our sponsors. We are pleased to continue to share stories with you about our work. *** Amid the incredible desert beauty of northern Arizona, the […]

Serving Disabled Children and Adults in Arizona

St. Michael’s Special Education School provides services for students beyond high school ages

*Note: This blog was written prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although much has changed regarding our sponsored children’s learning experience in the past months, our On the Road stories remain relevant in regards to our volunteer coordinator’s work and the impact of sponsorship on children in our program thanks to our sponsors. We are pleased to continue to share stories with you about our work. *** Located on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Arizona, the […]

Responding to COVID-19 in the United States

A message from our U.S. Director of Programs Renée Kube

Amidst school closures across the U.S., our concern has turned to how to best help children who are already living in vulnerable situations. Many kids in our program rely on school lunches and our Backpack Feeding Program to ensure they are receiving adequate meals throughout the day and on the weekends. Additionally, many children living in poverty who we support don’t live in safe and comfortable environments, and the school day is often a refuge […]

No Running Water in Red Lake

In Tonalea, Arizona, families living in poverty go without a potable water source in their homes

*Note: This blog was written prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although much has changed regarding our sponsored children’s learning experience in the past months, our On the Road stories remain relevant in regards to our volunteer coordinator’s work and the impact of sponsorship on children in our program thanks to our sponsors. We are pleased to continue to share stories with you about our work. *** Situated in northern Arizona, the remote community of Tonalea […]