MarvinMy family is very important to me. I like when we share meals together and play games. I live with my mom, grandparents, and my three siblings. My favorite class in 2nd grade is PE. Even though math is hard for me, I try very hard and am doing well.
HeidyI just turned 8 on Sept. 23rd! I will finish 1st grade next month, and I am a very good student. I want to be a teacher when I grow up because I love school. Kittens are my favorite animal, and I love the color purple.
CarlosMy parents went through a divorce last year and since then my older brother and I live with my mom. I attended preschool this year and have done well. PE has been my favorite class. I like dragons and taking care of my cat and dog.
YoselinI think kindergarten is fun! I love to sing and wear a princess costume. I would like to be a teacher when I grow up. At home, I help my mom fold clothes.
NelsonI am in 2nd grade this year and one day I want to be an architect. I would really like to have a sponsor so I can write them letters and learn about a different country.
Carlos EduardoI’m currently in 9th grade. I love math and hope to be a bookkeeper. I also enjoy playing chess, Chinese checkers and dominos with my family. I want to be a role model for my younger siblings and show them that working hard in school pays off. I’ll be the first in my family to graduate.
MariaMy family lives in the community of San Rafael where my father works as a farmer. I am in kindergarten this year. I like playing with my toy tea set and my favorite color is purple.
JulianI dropped out of school when I was in 2nd grade but I am attending school again and have shown our Common Hope social worker that I am motivated! This year I am studying in 5th grade, and I like participating in the singing activities at school. I will be 14 on October 19th.
JayroAs a single parent, my mom works as a baker along with raising me and my younger sister. My mom only makes $50/month, so she asked Common Hope for help with sending me to school. Her dream is to see me graduate. My dream is to become a pilot because I love airplanes.
SilviaI am in 10th grade, studying Early Childhood Education, and I have two years left of high school. If I continue to do well in school I will be the first in my family to graduate with a high school diploma. I will turn 19 on September 9th.
KevinMy family and I live in San Miguel Milpas Altas. I am 15 years old and studying in 8th grade. I have been waiting for a sponsor since 2011. Junior high is tough! I need a sponsor who can encourage me and help me stay focused on high school graduation.
It is Common Hope’s goal to connect 3,000+ children in its programs directly with a sponsor in the U.S. This sponsor provides emotional and financial resources to ensure that this child has every opportunity to succeed in their education and future.
COMMON HOPE STILL NEEDS more than 850 sponsors and SPONSORPALOOZA is one month of the year dedicated to honoring those who already sponsor and to recruiting new sponsors to BE THE HOPE!
As a sponsor, you help provide comprehensive programs to your student. Sponsorship means…
- • Change your profile picture to our special #bethehope Sponsorpalooza profile picture for the month of September
- • Share why you are a Common Hope sponsor. Ask friends to join you and #bethehope for a student in Guatemala
- • Post a picture of the student you sponsor
COFFEE OR COCKTAILS
- • Invite your friends, family, or coworkers to join you for coffee or happy hour. Share a little bit about sponsorship with them. You can also invite a Common Hope staff member to join!
- • Come to one of the Common Hope Coffee Breaks of Happy Hours listed on our event calendar below and bring a friend.
- • Spread the word about a student who needs a sponsor with a Pocket Profile that clips conveniently to your bag or fits in your pocket. Each profile has info about a student so you can easily share with others.
- • Wear a Sponsorpalooza button or pin it to your bag and show others you’re proud to be a Common Hope Sponsor!
INTRODUCE US TO YOUR NETWORK
- • Invite us to your faith community, office, or school. We would love to host a casual coffee break and share a little about Common Hope and Sponsorship, and how others can get involved.