Help students persevere through the pandemic
September 15-October 15 Common Hope is celebrating Sponsorpalooza and Hispanic Heritage Month! We are on a mission to find sponsors for 75 trailblazing students. These students need your support now more than ever as they navigate remote learning and pandemic challenges.
Students in Guatemala face increasing barriers to education. Income, health, food insecurity, and access to technology are all factors affecting children’s ability to stay in school.
You can help! Become a sponsor and provide motivation and encouragement to a student. Join us and BE THE HOPE.
Meet a student. Become their Sponsor.
Knowing that someone cares about your success and has confidence in you can be a game changer, especially as students end the 2021 school year during this difficult time.
Help now. Click on a student’s photo to become their sponsor.
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.
Ways to Get Involved This Month
Sponsoring a student this month is an extremely impactful way to make a difference, but if sponsoring isn’t for you (or if you’re already a sponsor) there are other great ways to get involved and to celebrate Sponsorpalooza and Hispanic Heritage Month.
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.
From corporate volunteer events, to faith community mission moments, to Culture & Coffee presentations––Sponsorpalooza is being celebrated near and far. Check out upcoming events and get yours scheduled today!