Archive | Community Projects

RSS feed for this section

Charles Boyd Enjoys Basketball with the Support Jaco Youth Kids at Jaco’s Epicentro

Charles enjoys bringing the kids from Support Jaco Youth to play basketball and skate at the Epicentro Por La Paz de Garabito in Jaco, Costa Rica. This multi-center was created as a government project to give the community and youth of Jaco a safe and productive place to enjoy sports, participate in community events and […]

Support Jaco Youth’s Christmas Toy & Food Drive

As one of the sponsors of Support Jaco Youth, a non-profit organization that promotes positive growth and influence among the local youth, Costa Rica Charlie is currently working with Radical Church to provide Christmas toys and food baskets to families in need. You can learn more at Support Jaco Youth’s Upcoming Events. Radical Church, which has […]

Literacy in Costa Rica

Since 1869, public education in Costa Rica has been free and mandatory. The educational system is ranked 32nd in the world, the highest in Latin America with a 96% Literacy rate. Literacy is defined as the total percentage of the population age 15 and above who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life. […]

Saving a Life in Jaco

I am always thrilled to see the community coming together to educate the youth and I enjoy supporting these efforts. This past weekend, my son and Jhonny had the opportunity to participate in the new Junior Lifeguard Program at Jaco Beach, hosted by the Voluntary Lifeguards of Garabito. At first Charlito thought it was going […]

Costa Rica Charlie Boating in Florida with his Son

They Grow Up So Fast

I look at Charlito, who turns 7 in a few months and can’t believe how the time has flown. The little boy who would reach out for my hand without a thought is slowing reaching a new level of independence. He notices how the other kids react when I hold his hands and he wants […]