Erick Ernesto has been sponsored by an amazing world-changer! His sponsor has created Team Erick Ernesto and given him a chance to break free from the cycle of poverty, starting a ripple effect for generations. With that support, the future looks bright for Erick Ernesto!
Kids growing up in poverty in Guatemala face some of the toughest issues, such as a massive wealth gap, gang violence and high crime rates, difficulty staying in school, lack of jobs, chronic malnutrition and a high teen pregnancy rate.
That's why we focus on providing educational assistance to stay in school, a wide range of programs in our centers to learn and grow in a safe environment, youth leadership opportunities, fundamental nutrition support and reproductive health programs.
To learn more about about the valuable programs your sponsorship makes happen, check out the plan for kids in Guatemala below.
Did you know? Solving poverty isn't a one-size-fits-all solution. That's why we customize programs by age + location + circumstances to help break the cycle of poverty.
Your $32 monthly gift gives kids like Erick Ernesto access to life-changing benefits, like:
You can cancel your monthly giving anytime. Because we've made a commitment that we'll be a part of our kids' lives until they graduate, your sponsored child will continue to receive benefits from the program, and we will work to find a new sponsor as soon as possible.
When you sponsor, we'll send you more info about your child, including a photo and a quick-start guide to child sponsorship. You'll also:
Built near our kids, giving them a safe place to be
Plus, more than 9K volunteers around the world
Our focus? Health, education, empowerment and employment
A quick look at programs currently available for sponsored teens age 12 and over in Guatemala.
Teens in Guatemala enrolled in secondary school receive school supplies.
Teens can enroll in classes to learn how to think critically and creatively, become good citizens and manage money wisely.
Teens in Guatemala 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.