Notes from the Horizon

Our scholars have big dreams for their community!

Posted on Dec 7, 2017

Our scholars have big dreams for their community!

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Was it a teacher, doctor, artist, scientist, or some other inspiring option? When Limitless Horizons Ixil first started in 2004, the youth in Chajul didn’t dare to have educational or career dreams because there was no way to achieve them — they would have only been left disappointed. Today, however, because of your support and our hard-working team, the scholars we work with dream big! We help to keep those dreams alive, and now that our scholars are growing up, we’re working to help them achieve them! Our scholars...

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What change do you want to make in the world?

Posted on Dec 6, 2017

Remember when you were young and knew you could change the world? The young people of Chajul know they can too, and we agree! Join us to help them create a ripple effect of change for generations to come. One of my favorite things about working at Limitless Horizons Ixil is the incredible staff that I get to work with each day, each with their own inspiring story. Today, I’ll introduce you to Marina, one of the most positive people I know. Marina is one of our librarians, working with our hundreds of young library members. She was previously in our Youth Development Program and was one...

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Will you believe in young people like Leonardo?

Posted on Nov 27, 2017

Dear supporters, My name is Zuli, and I’m honored to introduce myself as the Assistant Director working with Verónica and the team in Chajul. In this new role, I provide direct support to all our programs, help ensure that our youth receive the highest quality education possible, and lead the expansion of our alumni services. I believe in every one of our scholars, and I hope you will join me in helping them reach their full potential by making a contribution this giving season. When you were growing up, did someone believe in you and support your education and dreams? I would have...

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Young Citizens in Action

Posted on Aug 14, 2017

  When Cecilia Jacinta began her journey as a Limitless Horizons Ixil scholar almost 9 years ago, she merely wanted the opportunity to attend school. “I applied to Limitless Horizons Ixil because I wanted to continue studying and not have to finish after primary school.” But the classroom was only the beginning for Cecilia, and today, she is a member of the board of directors for Triunfadores sin Límites [Limitless Champions], Limitless Horizons Ixil’s alumni association. Last fall, Triunfadores embarked on a community project to clean up the most commonly used area of Chajul...

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Meet Rosa and Support Change in Chajul

Posted on May 9, 2017

  When 39-year-old Rosa was a young girl in Chajul, Guatemala, the future was not bright. A civil war had destroyed much of the community, poverty was unavoidable, and education took a backseat to mere survival. Now, with the partnership of friends like you, Limitless Horizons Ixil is helping transformational changes take root — mothers are able to support their families, young women are attending university and becoming professionals, and community literacy is slowly climbing. With Mother’s Day around the corner, we’d like to introduce you to Rosa and her...

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New scholars, library look, and artisan products

Posted on Apr 8, 2017

    Introducing Our New Scholars Limitless Horizons Ixil was thrilled to welcome 15 new middle school scholars into our family in recent months!   Each of these youth and their parents met with continuing scholars, their families, and staff to share goals and expectations of the 2017 school year. It was a lively day, full of excitement and anticipation, and we are thrilled by how committed all of our parents are to supporting their children’s education. Most of all, we are ecstatic about our scholars’ commitment and dedication to their studies. We are so...

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