After the Bell at Tierra Vida

Podcast Interview by Jesenia Hernandez, Communications Manager, and Sound Clip Edited by Karen Castañeda, Communications Specialist

Martin Martinez (Left) engages with students on the first day of program

In September, Tierra Vida Staff took over the afterschool and summer program from an outside organization. They have been adjusting the program to meet our youths’ needs and incorporate servant-led practices. Recently, students suggested renaming the program After the Bell, setting aside achievement expectations they felt were associated with the word “school” and setting the tone for fun and belonging. Sit back, put your headphones on, and discover what this journey has been like through the reflections of Eli Martinez, Community Engagement Manager. Click here to listen.

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