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5 Years of Sponsorpalooza

This September, Sponsorpalooza is celebrating its 5th anniversary. The 2020 goal is to find 100 sponsors for 100 students and raise $50,000 to support a total of 500 students by the end of September.

This September, join the familia. There are five ways you can BE THE HOPE. 

Pick one and see the difference you can make.   

It’s the Final Week of Sponsorpalooza

COVID-19 is affecting us all. But for these students and their families, it’s a new kind of crisis.

In the midst of a global pandemic, connection has never been more important. Become a sponsor today and share hope with a student who needs your encouragement.

 The 25 students below all have something in common–they want to continue studying, but that has been especially difficult while struggling with hunger, distance learning, anxiety and stress. You can be a student’s cheerleader during this difficult time and create a connection that lifts them up and carries them forward!

Click on a student’s photo below to become their sponsor. 

Jeferson Andree

Hi! My name is Jeferson. I will be 4 years old on May 23rd! I live with my mom, dad, and two older sisters in New Hope! When I grow up I want to be a doctor or a fireman. Will you be my sponsor?

Dariana Renata

Hola! Mi nombre es Dariana. I am 6 years old and in 1st grade. I love playing with my friends and helping my mom with my baby sister. When I grow up, I want to help others. Will you be my sponsor?

Osmar Grande

Hola! I’m Osmar! I am 7 years old and my birthday is June 12. I live with my mom, dad, and two siblings! My family grows beans, corn, and other vegetables to eat and sell. For my birthday this year, I would love to be sponsored!

Luis Leonardo

Hola, I am Luis Leonardo. I turned 15 on February 16 and am in 8th grade this year. My brother and I live with our mom in a small house near Antigua. I really look up to my mom because she is a strong woman who works hard to provide for us. Now that we are part of the Common Hope program, I am looking forward to a great year!

Abril del Rosario

Hi, I’m Abril. I am 4 years old and live in a small town called New Hope with my mom, dad, and two older brothers. I am in kindergarten this year, and really love school. I also love playing with my dolls and playing soccer with my brothers. Will you be my sponsor?

Cristian Antonio

Hello, I am Cristian Antonio. I am 10 years old and in 4th grade this year. My younger sister and I live with our parents in a small farming village called San Rafael. Education is important to my parents which is why they came to Common Hope looking for help! Will you be my sponsor?

Wendy Guamuch

Hola! My name is Wendy. I am 7 years old and in 1st grade this year. My little brother Luis and I live with our parents in San Rafael, a small farming town. Both of my parents only had the opportunity to go to school through 6th grade but they want a better life for my brother and me, so they asked Common Hope for help. Will you be my sponsor?

Maria Fernanda

Hola! Mi nombre es Maria Fernanda. I am 7 years old and in 1st grade. I am the youngest of 4 and we live with our mom and dad in San Miguel Escobar, near Antigua. My dad works long days in the field while my mom stays home with us. I can’t wait to learn how to read and write just like my siblings!

Katerine Camila

Hi, my name is Katerine Camila. I will be 9 years old on June 22, and this year I am studying in 3rd grade. My little brother and I live with our mom and dad in a small town just outside of Antigua. I am so excited to be part of the Common Hope program this year! Will you be my sponsor?

Erick Alessandro

Hola, my name is Erick Alessandro. I just turned 8 years old, and I live with my mom, dad, and younger brother Emerson. My dream is to graduate high school and be a professional so I can help my family!

Luis Manual

Hi! I am Luis Manuel. I am 9 years old and the oldest of three! My siblings and I live with our parents near Antigua. My dad works long days as a driver, but he is grateful to have a job. We are new to Common Hope this year and I am so excited to be affiliated!

Be the person who changes a life.

Small acts of generosity and kindness have a ripple effect. Even after 19 years, Edwin still carries the names of his sponsors in his wallet. Even if you’ve seen Edwin’s story before, your hope will be restored. Watch now.

Share. Walk. Matter.

Join Common Hope for its first-ever Walk For Hope this September. Let’s unite across the country and around the world to share HOPE.

Walk 5k and help raise $50,000 for Common Hope to support Covid-19 Response efforts. 

Register for free! Any walker who raises $96, the full cost to deliver a month’s programming for a family, will receive a t-shirt. Raise $1,152 and get a special edition Common Hope YETI mug!

Participants are encouraged to walk 5k in honor of the 5th anniversary of Sponsorpalooza!

Join us at the Virtual Finish Line on September 20th! 
(or whenever you want because it’s virtual 😉)

Call 651-287-0716 for help with registration.

Who Can Walk?

Anyone, anywhere can join us and walk for hope. It doesn’t matter where you walk. It doesn’t matter when you walk. It doesn’t matter that we cannot physically walk together. What we CAN do is show the world that sharing HOPE matters!

  • Walk as an individual

  • Walk as a Family

  • Walk as a Team

  • Walk as a company and become a corporate sponsor

Register Now!

Celebrate Sponsorpalooza this September!

Celebrate the 5th anniversary and check out these ways you can connect and share hope!

Lunch & Learn

Great for companies, employee resource groups, and church groups, Lunch ‘n Learns can be hosted virtually or in person (following COVID-19 guidelines). Our staff is ready to speak on important, relevant topics including Guatemalan culture, poverty, the COVID-19 crisis, and Common Hope’s work in Guatemala. Book a Lunch ‘n Learn and we take care of the rest! Interested? Contact Teresa Bettmann at

Virtual Happy Hour

Grab your favorite beverage and join us online for a Common Hope Happy Hour! Common Hope hosts virtual happy hours for groups of friends, families, and anyone looking to casually get together and learn more about Common Hope’s mission to fight poverty with diplomas. ¡Salud! Interested? Contact Teresa Bettmann at

Post, ‘Gram, Tweet

Social media is a powerful tool to spread the word about Common Hope. We encourage everyone to follow us on social media to get the latest information, news, and announcements!

What is Sponsorpalooza?

Started in 2016, Sponsorpalooza is a month-long campaign in September dedicated to honoring those who already sponsor and to finding new sponsors to BE THE HOPE! 

In Guatemala, over half the population lives in poverty and 25% live on less than $2/day. Only 18.6% of Guatemalan students graduate from high school. Now, with the devastating economic impact of COVID-19, families are facing new levels of food insecurity and strained physical, emotional, and educational health. Imagine living like this during a crisis.

 There is hope. Sponsors and supporters give HOPE to students in need and motivate them to keep learning during the uncertainty and unknowns of navigating through COVID-19.

It is Common Hope’s goal to connect students directly with a sponsor. When you become a sponsor, you change lives. Not only by providing financial support for tuition, books, uniforms, and school supplies, but more importantly, by providing motivation and hope on their path to end the cycle of poverty. 

When you sponsor a Common Hope student, you aren’t just sponsoring “a child in Guatemala.” Common Hope helps you build a personal relationship with José, or Lizbeth, or Andrés and their family. You will see your sponsored student grow and witness their success firsthand.

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