You are invited!
Thank you very much for having joined us for the Day of the Dead event last week. Your support is truly appreciated!
Liga MAC’s beloved volunteer Lynn Lewis won the silent auction that night. Our sincere appreciation goes to Bruce Herman for his generous contribution.
Our gratittude also goes to our friend Judy Harvey for doing this beautiful video.
La Huerta Maria
When buying from the local farmers, stop by our booth to grab a reusable bag for your groceries, or a good book to read at the beach. Starting Saturday November 2nd, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm our volunteers will be there to chat with you about our impact in the community. See map here
The Shoppes at Palmilla
Starting Friday, November 8th, 9am to 1pm. You’ll find there a selection of our used books and great items for your donations. You can also drop your in-kind donations. Our friendly volunteers are always happy to share with you Liga MAC’s work in favor of the San Jose del Cabo community. See map here
Liga MAC’s Volunteers are back for a new season of community outreach. Come to visit and learn more about us, meet new friends, find some hidden treasures and help us educate more than 300 young students!
Located in Colonia El Chamizal on Paseo de Los Marinos (See map) our Donation Center will be open Saturdays & Tuesdays, 8am to 1pm starting November 2nd, 2019. We accept all clean, lightly used clothing, books, household appliances, furniture, etc. We can arrange to pick up large donations as well.
To benefit Liga MAC´s students.
November 1st. 2019
6 – 9pm
At Don Sanchez Restaurant, live show Animas Danzantes by Lunas de Fuego.
Donation per person 65usd
Reservation by OpenTable or at 6242449604 with Gabriel Montealegre.
3 course dinner served to the table, family style; National beer, Margaritas & signature Mezcal Cocktail included.
Blvd. Mijares s/n int. 3 edificio Eclipse. Downtown San José del Cabo.
WE PREPARED OUR KIDS TO BE READY TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL
| STATUS REPORT|
We graduated 69 students from high-school, and 7 more obtained a B.S. Degree! See Full Report Here
| WINGS SEMINAR|
Wings is the Sex Education Seminar Liga MAC offers its female scholars. The purpose of the seminar is to prevent school dropout and teen pregnancy.
| HEALTH THROUG EDUCATION|
The goal of Liga MAC’s Health through Education Program is to create a change in the life style habits of our scholars to further encourage and help decrease overweight and obesity.
| UPCOMING LIGA MAC EVENTS:|
PLEASE SAVE THE DATES!
November 1, 2019 – Day of the Dead Dinner Show at Don Sanchez
December 3, 2019– Xmas Fiesta at Palmilla Shoppes.
February 6, 2020: Annual Fundraiser Gala at Club Campestre Beach Club
SHOP NOW AND BRING YOUR XMAS GIFT TO THE CHRISTMAS FIESTA FOR ONE STUDENT!
Sales on school supplies are all over now that the school year has started. Liga MAC celebrates the kick-off of the Holiday Season every year in December. In advance of our Spirit of Giving celebration, we kindly invite you to remember our scholars, who receive a Christmas gift thanks to in-kind donations received at our annual Christmas Fiesta. Next time you go shopping, please add to your cart a discounted ítem, and help us to put a smile on the face of one young student.
|Click HERE to see some ideas for gifts|
WE HAVE SUCCESSFULLY FINISHED THE 15TH EDITION OF “WINGS”, OUR SEX EDUCATION SEMINAR FOR FEMALE STUDENTS
Wings is the Sex Education Seminar Liga MAC offers its female scholars. The purpose of the seminar is to prevent school dropout and teen pregnancy. According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Mexico stands amongst its members for its high rate of teen pregnancy, with 66 births per 1,000 women between the ages of 15 and 19 (https://www.oecd.org/els/soc/SF_2_3_Age_mothers_childbirth.pdf
Octubre, 2018.) In Los Cabos, the situation is significant as well.
The local Health Department registered 64 pregnant teens during the first quarter of 2018, in the San Jose del Cabo area only. In June, we carried out the 15th annual edition of our sex seminar, in which 25 young female students participated from amongst the 150 total female scholars that we have registered in our education program.
The seminar helped the girls to expand their vision about sexuality by using different pedagogic tools, including game playing and the Re-Encounter Therapy (*). Another important goal of the seminar is to raise awareness on gender inequality and violence. (*) Developed by Fina Sanz, PhD. in
The seminar was delivered in five morning sessions.
Heddy Villaseñor, psychologist and sex educator with more than 35 years of experience, was in charge of this subject matter.
The seminar also included a guided tour to Costco, which helped the young ladies to understand the importance of having an education as a means to climb the corporate ladder. Education is key to better one’s life, which implies being self sufficient and to be free to making choices. That is
why we strongly motivate our students to keep on studying and prepare for their future; so they can decide (or not) to have children at the right time.
The seminar closed with a fun outdoor activities program at the beach. Team work, problem solving and communication skills were important ingredients of the organized activities. The girls also had the chance to enjoy themselves as teenagers and forget for a few hours all the responsibilities that some of them have at their young age.
This session was led by physical educator and psychologist Celia Villalobos, who has over 35 years of teaching experience.
Our thankful appreciation goes to volunteers Heddy Villaseñor and Celia Villalobos, the authorities of the Municipal Women’s Office for loaning the use their facilites, the Human Resources Department of Costco, and the Staff of Palmilla public beach.
Liga MAC’s Sex Education Program makes it to the 24th World Congress of the World Association for Sexual Health.
Tomas Llamas and Heddy Villaseñor, the licensed psychologists and sex educators that created “Eagles”, the sex seminar for Liga MAC male scholars, considered the work done together with Liga MAC worthy to be presented in an international congress. The proposal was accepted and given the space for a formal presentation.
Llamas, the leading facilitator of the seminar for the last four years has taught various generations of Liga MAC young men. He will be in charge of presenting the results of the program to the 24th World Congress of the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) & XII Congreso Nacional de Educación Sexual y Sexología to be held in Mexico City, October 12–15, 2019.
The importance and novelty of Liga MAC’s Sex Seminar lies in the age of the participants, the emphasis on fighting macho thinking, and the combination of pedagogies. The seminar teaches the boys new and peaceful ways to relate with others, rejecting violence and agression as the standard ways to be a man including how to be loving caretakers and the importance to take good care of their health
At the end of the 5-session seminar, the boys also sketched a personal life project and have reconsidered their view of women, and their present and future relationship with them.