Tutor, a noun, meaning a private teacher, typically one who teaches a single student or a very small group, originates from the Latin word tueri meaning to watch or guard. Tutor is a word, a concept, Back2Back is very passionate about. Our sites believe deeply in the role a tutor plays in the life of… Read more
BlogBe inspired by stories of reckless faith from around the world. These stories encourage us to keep going, to never give up, until every child is known and loved.
Many of the children we serve lack access to books and lag behind in literacy. In recent years, thanks to the generosity of our donors, we have built libraries at many of the children’s homes we serve, empowering hundreds of children to discover the joy of reading.
This month we rolled out MERC…our Mobile Education Resource Center. We are so excited to see the kids participating in this program and are slowly building our library of books through contributions and gifts. We would also like to add other resources to the program, including educational games, manipulatives and laptops. Laptops would allow us… Read more
Within the past month, all four of the 4th graders that I work with at Casa Hogar Douglas (Douglas Children’s Home) have finished the first chapter book of their entire lives. We’re so excited to promote literacy among the children we serve through tutoring and development of libraries on-site at the children’s homes. This is… Read more
A few months ago, I was hanging out with a few girls in the Rio, an impoverished Mexican community that Back2Back serves. We serve these families, mostly single moms, because they are literally at the cusp of making the difficult decision of whether or not they will choose to place their child in one of… Read more
I’m sure that you’ve heard a million times that reading is fundamental to learning. Imagine a 3rd or 5th grader trying to tackle his math word problems for homework but has no idea what the problem is because he can’t read so he waits for you to read it to him and help him set… Read more
When ten-year old Adrian was asked what he wanted to be when he grew up, he responded with “the president of Mexico.” Martha, the director of Del Norte Children’s Home who posed the question, was impressed but knew what this would require of Adrian: the ability to read. Martha made it clear to Adrian, that if he… Read more
We recently completed remodeling the library at Casa Hogar Douglas. This children’s home for over seventy kids now has a very nice library made possible by a donation from The Rotary Club International and the tireless efforts of many of our ministry volunteers. I recently read that 94% of the municipalities of Mexico don’t have… Read more
” A little boy planted a carrot seed… and the whole world said nothing would sprout.” – The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss For the majority of the children I work with in the Rio the whole world has said they won’t succeed, they won’t thrive, they won’t amount to anything,… they won’t sprout. That… Read more
Our family has been involved with Back2Back for many years. In 2000, our oldest child went on a school mission trip with Back2Back. We were all able to go as a family in 2008. As I served at the various children’s homes, I noticed that the children had little or no access to books. Trained… Read more