In 2011, volunteer, David Boyd came up with the idea of making a CD with the songs of the many talented local musicians and calling it “Sounds of San Carlos”. Then he thought it would be a great idea to have a big beach party as a CD Release Party. So, our first party was held at La Palapa Griega March 27th, 2011. Thank you David Boyd, who passed away last year, for your wonderful idea, we think of you each year about this time as we plan for the next one. That was also when
Children were eager to play in the new Castaway Kids / Mesa Sister City playground in La Manga. On February 15, 2017, a group of volunteers from Castaway Kids installed a play set, which had been donated by Mesa Arizona, as Sister City to Guaymas. Similar play sets were installed over the past two months by Castaway Kids in San Jose and Fatima.
One collaboration we're very proud of is that with the Esperanza Azteca Sonora Youth Symphony Orchestra and Choir. Near to their time of starting in Guaymas, Castaway Kids became involved with the Orchestra and Choir. We opened up a special account in their name where donations can be made from the US into our 501(C)(3) Non-Profit Corporation and donations came in. We've been able to pay for a set of steel drums and with the involvement of Susan King, we became the first
Adelante Estudiante is Castaway Kids' student sponsorship program. It started with one 12 year old boy who dropped out of an English class taught by volunteers from San Carlos at the children’s home, Hogar Paz y Bien in Guaymas. Then an organization was put together to pursue a program to match sponsors with Mexican students and by the time the school year 2009 began in Guaymas, 40 students had been matched with sponsors and another 5 had their college tuitions paid by ou