For a Hope and a Future »

13-year-old Miguel furiously scribbled small notes, trying to catch every piece of information Jorge shared. Jorge Vieyra, Back2Back Cancun staffer and senior Psychology student at a local university, explained to eager ears the ins and outs of psychology and the careers it can open up. As Jorge unpacked the adventure of the human mind, other […]

The True Physician »

Lively laughter and “stop pushing me,” erupt through the multi-purpose room entrance at the Community Center of Tres Reyes. Oti’s 6 daughters, one of Back2Back Cancun’s Strong families, race toward an open table where Dr. Justin Dukes from Greenville, South Carolina, debriefs with a Back2Back staffer over their last appointment. 16-year-old Jeny wins the race, […]

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Community Builds Confidence »

The ping of dribbled basketballs, the deep thud of a kicked soccer ball, and a choir of laughter echo onto the dusty road in front of the Community Center at Tres Reyes. Behind the gates, orchestrated flurries of kids – sporting new, green jerseys – yell, “I’m open!” as anxious parents cheer from the sidelines. […]

Looking Out »

A boat, affectionately called “La Cucaracha,” cuts through Caribbean blue waves on its way to a small island near Cancun. On board, a group of young girls from throughout Cancun rock back and forth. Some carefully peer over the side, keeping their balance on their knees. Others, like Ami, grip their lifejackets dedicated to looking […]

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That’s Grace »

Women, sewing machines, and awkwardness filled a room in the Tres Reyes Community Center. It was day one of fourteen sewing classes. Eight women quietly sat around a long table wondering what was going to happen next. Truth is, so did everyone else.

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A Story about Trust and Friendship »

11-year-old Octavio giggles with four of his friends as they build their latest creation found amongst a table covered in Legos.

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Stories Shape Us »

Stories shape us. They begin at bedsides and become the movies and novels that line the shelves at our favorite bookstores.

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Something Worth Celebrating »

A tired road leads from the highway into Tres Reyes. Storefronts and hollow buildings rest under layers of dust.

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God is For Hope »

Alan is 10. He lives in a small community outside Cancun called Tres Reyes. Like most boys he loves soccer. Tres Reyes, unfortunately, has no soccer fields.

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Hope Shines Brighter »

Trauma cuts deep, dark fissures in people’s lives, but hope heals deeper and shines brighter.

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