Wednesday, May 7, 2008

How to Cure Frustration

"So have you started working yet?" People have asked us this question quite a bit over the past few months. The short answer would be "Yes." The more accurate answer is that we never stopped working, even though at first it felt like we couldn't get traction and were getting disheartened. However, the last couple of weeks there is a definite feeling of momentum. Here's an update on some of the projects we're in the middle of.

(click on the logo above to visit the explanatory web site)

Instituto Especialidades Juveniles- This brought us to Buenos Aires and will absorb a major part of our time once classes start in March of '09. Until then we're on the launch committee, which means we do whatever has to be done. Last week we met with the director of the school we're partnering with - the one that will provide the academic accreditation - and it went even better than we'd hoped.

Raices - We recently spent time putting the finishing touches on the textbook that should be going to print any day now. In the next few weeks we'll be working with the designer to get the web page with the animated classes up and running, just in time for the summer conferences where members of the Raices team will be teaching around 1500 youth workers from this material.

Lider Juvenil (Youth Worker Journal in Spanish ) - Youth work in Latin America finally has its own professional journal and Annette is a columnist (see her name there on the right hand side), which hearkens back to a conversation she had years ago: "I majored in Spanish and Professional Writing in college and got a masters degree in Theology. What on earth will i do with those? Write about theology in Spanish??" Apparently the answer ended up being... yes.


drpoulette said...

Wow!!! I'm excited about the magazine. Something I've wanted to do for a looooong time but haven't had the time. Good job, guys! You all rock.

Kat Haase said...

It's really cool to see what you guys have been working on. I love the cover of the Raices book, and the new logo is very forward looking and exciting. Great job!