More About Me
Favorite Subject: My favorite subject is art because I like to draw and paint.
Dream: I want to graduate as a graphic designer because I like to draw and use different materials that allow me to be inspired.
Biography: My name is Henry. I love art and I would like to study and to graduate as a graphic designer or a music teacher. These activities inspire and motivate me. I live with my parents. My mother is a housewife. She weaves huipiles with a waist loom, and when she sells her fabrics, it helps us buy materials for school. My father is an agricultural worker. All his time is spent working to maintain the land and prepare it for sowing. My parents have always believed in education. They have supported us with the little that they can. However, when I study in high school, they have told me that I will have to look for work and pay for my studies alone because they feel they cannot. This happened with my older brother. He only made it to tenth grade and he could not continue because he lacked the economic resources, so he immigrated to the United States to look for better opportunities. In my case, I don’t want to do the same because I want to study so I can have a better life.
How Sponsorship Works
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.
Scroll up to sponsor your chosen student!
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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