Meet Yerelis Jose

Yerelis Jose has been sponsored by an amazing world-changer! Her sponsor has created Team Yerelis Jose and given her a chance to break free from the cycle of poverty, starting a ripple effect for generations. With that support, the future looks bright for Yerelis Jose!

 

15 years old 12/6/2004 Colombia
Poverty in Colombia

Children growing up in poverty in Colombia face tough challenges, such as gang violence that too often involves children, an inadequate health care system and poor secondary-school attendance.

That's why we focus on programs to help keep children and youth off the streets, provide medical and dental care, and offer leadership programs and scholarships to help teens achieve their dreams.

See how our program works and why we focus on health, education, empowerment and employment. 

Learn more about our work in Colombia. 

How does child sponsorship work?

Your $36 monthly gift gives kids like Yerelis Jose access to life-changing benefits, like:

  • medical care
  • educational support
  • life skills
  • job-training before graduation.

 

More about child sponsorship:

How your support helps teens in Colombia

A quick look at programs currently available for sponsored teens age 12 and over in Colombia.

Educated

The libraries and computers in our community centers provide the resources and support teens need to complete their homework and get better grades.

 

Empowered

Teens can enroll in classes to learn how to think critically and creatively, become good citizens and manage money wisely.

 

Employed

Teens have access to our Career Resource Center, where they learn the skills they need to find and keep a job, such as résumé writing, interviewing and important interpersonal skills.

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