In July 2014 The Mighty Me Literacy & Photography project (MMLP) founded by Angelina Attwell, set out on a mission to empower orphaned and at-risk youth in Mexico and Guatemala. MMLP is a unique curriculum, which blends creative writing, movement and photography as a way to empower young people to own their stories, gain confidence, and discover an expressive personal voice. Backed by ninety-eight individuals, organizations, and the Civilitas Foundation we raised $8300 to support and implement the program.
At Rancho Del Nino Orphanage in Sonora Mexico, Attwell and a team of three volunteers, led thirty children through art making and photography over six days. At Casa Guatemala in the Rio Dulce National Forest of Guatemala, Attwell assembled a new group of educators and facilitators including translators, a film-maker, and Arturo Gonzalez, a twenty year old orphan we met at Rancho Del Nino. Here, we worked with over one hundred fifty children in this remarkable and remote jungle landscape.
Watch the video to see the Mighty Me Movement come to life.