The Academies in La Limonada are the heartbeat of our ministry in the community. They are embodiments of God’s hope, love, presence and compassion. They provide the possibilities of a new future for the children and families of La Limonada.
Currently, more than 400 students attend one of four academies.
Filled with light, hope, and laughter, kids can be kids here, while being taught an alternative to gang life.
More than forty local Guatemalans—some who are from La Limonada—are employed by the academies as teachers, assistant teachers, psychologists, cooks, and custodians. All of them have devoted their lives to unconditionally love the children entrusted to their care.
The buildings provide much more than a space for the academies. They provide a place for parenting classes and a launching pad for relationally-based ministry among the children, individuals, and families in the community.