Venturing through the Guatemalan highlands is to experience the rich, vibrant Maya communities that have long existed there. I have traveled through these mountain landscapes for over thirty years, observing people, villages and livelihoods - and remain captivated by it all. The centuries-old outdoor markets are spectacular! I have also had the fortune of having many family members enjoy Guatemalan travels with me. It's a magical place. Some of these images capture children at school, as part of a program offered through the organization 'Let's Be Ready', to help Guatemalan children succeed in their education.