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ASF 2021 Posada: Supporting Youth with Holiday Cheer

Students in Tijuana, Mexico gathered safely outside on December 11th for the ASF annual posada. ASF continues supporting youth during the pandemic. It was the first ASF student-wide gathering since March of 2020.  Together at last  ASF students gathered safely on December 11th for our annual Posada. A Posada –

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Project Upcycle Will Turn Tijuana Plastic Pollution into Treasure

Students in Tijuana, Mexico begin an upcycling project to reduce plastic pollution in their community and support their future career paths. Thinking Global, Doing Local  The United Nations reports that half of all plastic produced is designed for single use, and only 9% of plastic waste has ever been recycled.

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San Diego-Tijuana Borderland Keeps Community During Crisis

Travel restrictions due to the pandemic have kept us apart for over one year. We can appreciate our unique binational community even more, as a result. Where the Californias Meet The San Diego-Tijuana border region is unlike any other borderland in the world. We define the region as, “binational.” Meaning,

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What is Social and Emotional Learning?

Physical isolation and stress from the pandemic are pressuring students to leave their studies. Social and Emotional Learning fosters resilience to keep them in school.  Teaching for Social and Emotional Learning Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is a skill-development process through which we learn how to manage emotions, problem solve,

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What is the Digital Divide?

Access to the internet and computers is a lifeline for students now more than ever. Read about the crisis facing 1.6 billion youth around the globe.  The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted all of our lives in unprecedented ways, and made existing inequalities widen. One of those disparities, is the digital

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New ASF Students begin 2019-2020 Program Year

The beginning of the school year in Mexico means the addition of new middle school students into the ASF program.   These students must apply to the program and must demonstrate their commitment to their academic goals.

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ASF Class of 2019

Meet ASF’s 2019 class. We are very proud of their efforts to overcome many obstacles to continue their path to achieve their academic goals.

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ASF Kicks off new academic year

The beginning of the new school year is always an exciting one for all those involved in ASF.  It is a time for alumni to celebrate their accomplishments and mentor new students and set academic goals for the upcoming year.  Middle school graduates must make a presentation highlighting their past

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USD’s Research week utilizes ASF students as a satellite station

ASF students participated in USD’s Research week in Spring 2018 where they were challenged to create, shape, and deliver three-dimensional works of science and art. The Knapp Chair of Liberal Arts guest educators, Erik and Martin Demaine created paper challenges that required ASF students to “cut and glue items such

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