Detained But Loved:
A social justice project to help North American children reach out
to Central American refugee children in detention centers
Developed and written
by Anne E. Neuberger
in collaboration with Gabriela Romeri.
You are welcome to use this program free of
charge but please credit Ms. Neuberger on
any copies. Questions? Contact
Anne through: www.anneneuberger.com
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
For adults and older students (grades 7-12, possibly grades 5-6)
3. Introduction for children grades K-6
4. A story for children grades K-3
5. A story for children grades 4-6
Taking Action: Project information and suggestions for adults and students of all grades
Discuss these facts:
Links to an article on the work of Norma Lujan and others in El Paso:
A fifth detention center as opened in El Paso in 2014. The four other detention centers were at capacity in 2014:
Canutillo had 90 children
What happens to them after that?
For students in grades K-6
3) Introduction for children grades K-6:
Your group can:
1) Address the underlying cause:
§ · Students and/or families can write letters and draw pictures to send to the children (see address below).
Norma Lujan provided a list of items used by the children in their twice weekly
gatherings. The parish would welcome contributions of:
For art projects:
To give as prizes and birthday gifts:
Part of religious education:
Money towards other expenses:
All donations will be gratefully received by the RICO Ministry.
Please make checks payable to St. Puis X, attention Norma y Rolando Lujan, Rico Ministry.
All contributions can be sent to: