More About Me
Favorite Subject: Natural Science
Dream: Police Officer
Biography: I am Alex and I am 12 years old. I live in Cerritos. My dad does farming for a living and my mom is a laborer. My parents did not have the oportunity to go to school. That’s the reason why they don’t have a stable job or a steady income. However, they believe in education and that is why they support us, so that my siblings and I can continue studying. When I grow up, I want to be a police officer. I want to graduate, work, and be able to buy a house and cars for my family. I know that studying will allow me to have a better quality of life and that would make me very happy. I like to play soccer with my friends. On the weekends we go to church with my family. I have a dog named Tay. I love going to school because that’s where I learn to draw.
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1 Sponsor a student today.
Meet the students who are waiting for your support, and choose a student who you connect with! Future doctors, accountants, teachers, and artists are waiting in the wings.
You can provide a full sponsorship for $80/mo or a half sponsorship for $40/mo.
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2 Help your new friend rise.
Thanks to you, your student's life will begin to change as they benefit from comprehensive support services in the Rise Program:
- a full academic scholarship
- psychologists, social workers, and mentors
- workshops on topics like job skills and leadership
- visits to businesses and universities
- opportunities to serve in his or her community as a young leader
3 Be changed forever.
We'll keep you regularly updated on your student's progress, and you will also have the opportunity to exchange letters and photos with your student and even visit them in Guatemala! You'll experience the joy and pride of helping your student grow as you become part of each other's stories.
What Is Guatemala Like?
Guatemala’s Western Highlands exhibit one of the most extreme combinations of systemic poverty, illiteracy, and inequality in the hemisphere. 3 out of 4 people live in poverty, and 1 in 3 cannot read or write.
Students face overwhelming obstacles to stay in school:
- lack of financial resources
- pressure to marry early
- alcoholism or abuse in their homes
- gang culture
- lack of familial support
- belief that education is not worth investing in
As a result, 95% of poor, rural students never graduate from high school.
You can help a student beat the odds by becoming a sponsor today.
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