Limitless Horizons Ixil
- Children & Youth
- Education & Literacy
Location303 Potrero St.29-306Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
At Limitless Horizons Ixil, we believe that education is the cornerstone of creating a brighter future, both for the individual and for the community. In supporting academic and personal development and cultivating literacy skills, we pave the way towards a future of limitless opportunities and broad new horizons for the Ixil community of Chajul.
Limitless Horizons Ixil (LHI) is a non-religious, non-partisan Guatemala-based organization with legal status in Guatemala and 501(c)(3) status in the United States. LHI creates opportunities for the indigenous youth, women, and families of Chajul, Guatemala to develop the academic and professional skills needed to effect change in their lives and community. The heart of LHI consists of two main programs. Our Youth Development Program supports middle and high school education for youth who would not otherwise have the financial means to continue their education past primary school. The program provides youth with monthly scholarship payments and a comprehensive range of support services that foster personal and academic success, including: school supplies, tutoring, computer and Spanish language classes, a work-study program, career counseling, mentorship, and life-skills and leadership development workshops. As its second major program, LHI founded and operates Chajul’s first and only community library. Overall, both programs are designed to support education and literacy in the community by providing children and youth with the resources and support they need to attain academic success and personal development. LHI’s other major initiatives are a women’s artisan program and hosting service-learning trips to Chajul.