Speaker to a full house at our February 28 meeting was Bernadine Janzen, Executive Director of Butterflies en Mexico. An interesting talk about the programs of Butterflies en Mexico by Mariposa Project, which are designed to offer life and/or vocational skills that lead to independence and becoming a healthy, productive adult. Encouraging youth to serve their community by "giving back".
Butterflies en Mexico is know to undertake extensive surveys before they develop a program, involving Mexican youth to conduct the surveys.
Bernadine Janzen is Project Manager of the anti violence curriculum in Lakeside schools "Guardians of the Planet", the "Front-of-House apprentice restaurant" vocational training program, and the new community development program "One Village at a Time".
Visit their website www.gomariposa.org for details and photos.