MIAMI, FL — July 23, 2020 — (LATINX NEWSWIRE) — The Ismael Cala Foundation debuts “El Vuelo de la Cometa” (Flight of the Kite) Summer Camp Program for youth in partnership with the Mexican American Council in Homestead, FL, as part of they early College and Career Prep (CCP) Summer program held by the nonprofit organization serving the farmworker community. “El Vuelo de la Cometa” introduces the innovative and highly acclaimed emotional skills and leadership program into the curriculum in the final week of the summer camp program led by an experienced team of professionals in psychology, education, sociology, and social work among other disciplines. The program is wholly funded by donations, with organizations like Hispanic Star Miami contributing to provide scholarships for twenty-one students from the farmworker community in Homestead which include food (snacks, drinks, lunch), two t-shirts for each participant, teaching materials and a graduation certificate.
“El Vuelo de la Cometa” summer camp program leads participants on a journey of self-knowledge, self-discovery, and self-worth through the exploration of talents, personality, strengths, and areas of genius. Learning to understand the area of emotions, identifying paradigms, change management, value communication and self-leadership, are part of the transformational process. The outcome of the program is students who are motivated to learn academically, are empathetic to those around them, learn how to build healthy relationships, decrease apathy, become more productive and develop the drive to work towards their dreams.
“I am deeply grateful for the opportunity the Mexican American Council gives us as a partner organization to bring this transformative experience to the farmworker community of Homestead, where the foundation’s offices and the Cala Center are located. This is the beginning of a great partnership between the two organizations to create long-term impact for our Hispanic youth in South Florida. Thank you for the opportunity and together we will ensure the kite flies high led by a new generation of young leaders,” stated Ismael Cala, best-selling author and philanthropist, Founder, Ismael Cala Foundation.
The Ismael Cala Foundation created “El Vuelo de la Cometa” program, an innovative emotional intelligence and leadership program incorporating core pillars of neuroscience methodology, positive psychology, and mindfulness practices. It has successfully implemented this program in Latin America, with the most recent cohort in Guatemala where over 500 youth successfully participated in the program.
For more information on the program or to donate, contact Libby Abreu, Project Coordinator, at Libby@CalaFounation.org or call 713.498.3150.
About the Ismael Cala Foundation
The Ismael Cala Foundation promotes emotional leadership, mindfulness, and leadership programs for vulnerable and underserved youth in the U.S. and Latin America. #BetterTogether
For more information, visit www.CalaFoundation.org
About the Mexican American Council:
The Mexican American Council is nonprofit 501(c)(3) whose mission is to ensure that every farmworker’s child is provided access to a quality education, the arts, and technology for a brighter future in South Florida. MAC headquarters are in Homestead, FL. Empowering families, strengthening communities. For more information, visit.www.MexamCouncil.org