Maya Children USA Inc.
Maya Children USA Inc. is the non-profit organization developed for second and third generation Maya who embrace life in the United States while maintaining knowledge and respect for the values and wisdom of their Maya ancestors. This non-profit Inc. has been the "arm" of the Maya Heritage Community Project.
In 2015 we were commissioned by Bridging Refugee Youth and Children Services (BRYCS) to create six Maya language videos and one Spanish language video explaining the Obama administration's Central American Minors Program (CAM), which was established in response to the arrival of unaccompanied youth from Central America.
CAM hoped to protect children who faced persecution due to race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership of a particular social group. The CAM program was seen as one part of a multifaceted response to the plight of unaccompanied children threatened by situations affecting Central America. Our videos can be seen at the BRYCS website: http://www.brycs.org/cam_program.cfm