RSF-EARTHSPEAK was invited to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, by Patronato Pro Niños, a charitable organization based in San Miguel that serves many children in the state of Guanajuato. The trip took place from May 5-12, 2012. EARTHSPEAK team participants were Kathi Hoffer and Andi Jobe. The trip was done in association with Desarrollo Integral de La Familia (DIF), the state-run organization that deals with issues that affect the health, education and welfare of children and families.
Of the 8 professionals who began the first of their three-part training to become authorized trainers for Earthspeak, 6 were awarded their first certificates of participation. Seven of 8 parent mentors earned ratings of 3 out of a possible 4 on their speech teaching abilities.