You've heard the sad news about the tens of thousands of children and youth, mostly from Central America, who are showing up at the U.S.-Mexico border. According to US authorities, more than 52,000 undocumented and unaccompanied minors have been detained during the nine-month period between October 2013 and June 2014. This article in PBS Newshour gives you all the background you need.
A group of young people from Aquinas Newman Center in Albuquerque is taking the the third option. The Newman Center Youth Prayer and Action Delegation is heading to El Salvador this summer to listen and learn. They will spend time with peers in the community of Francisco Castañeda. You can show solidarity with the youth by attending a benefit dinner at Pupusería y Restaurante Salvadoreño on Monday, June 30. The funds raised will be used primarily for specific projects in the community This flier tells you more.