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Help us Reach our Goal of 75 Students Sponsored this Month! 3

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.

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


Hi, my name is Carlos. I am 6 years old and will be 7 on September 29! I live in a small town outside of Antigua with my parents and four siblings – two brothers and two sisters. My dad sells food and my mom stays home with us! We have chickens that I help with.


Hi! My name is Alison. I am 10 years old and in 4th grade. I am the oldest of three and we live with our mom and dad. I really enjoy nature, and love to learn about our national bird- the Quetzal, and flower- the Monja Blanca. My favorite family pastime is attending the town fairs!


Hola! My name is Bryan. I am 5 years old and will turn 6 on October 10! I live with my mom, dad, brother and sister. I am the middle child. This year I am in kindergarten and I really like learning how to read and write. My dad works as a machine operator and my mom stays home to take care of us!


Hola! My name is Leonardo. I will turn 7 on September 26. I am the middle of three kids, and we live with our mom. Eugenia. My favorite food is pizza, and I love that there are so many different places to eat pizza in Guatemala. I also love the beautiful markets with fresh fruits and vegetables, and all the toys!


Hello! My name is Ian. I am 9 years old and in 3rd grade this year. I live with my parents and my little brother in Antigua. To me, Guatemala is a beautiful place to live. I love the colors, the famous cities, and the colonial places!


Hola! My name is Fatima. I am 7 years old and live in a small town near Antigua with my mom and little sister. My favorite food is kiwi, and I really love nature- especially flowers, volcanoes, and clouds! In my town it rains a lot, and that’s ok with me, because I love the rain!


Hi, my name is William David. I just turned 7 on September 3. I celebrated with my family and my little sister Darly. I love school, but this year has been different because we have been studying remote, but my mom helps me when she can! My favorite things about my country are the delicious foods and the beautiful typical clothing!


Hola! My name is Jonathan. I am 11 years old and just finishing my 5th grade year. I live with my mom, dad, and my younger brother Angel. This year has been difficult, but I am still proud to be Guatemalan. I love that my country is full of wonderful traditions and beautiful colors!


Hi, my name is Taylin. I am the oldest of 3 girls and we live with our mom in a small house that our grandparents own. This year I am in 3rd grade. I really enjoy science and social studies, but I dislike math because it’s hard! My mom only went to school until 6th grade because she lost interest. She now realizes how important school is, and wants better for us!


Hola! My name is Klismann. I am 9 years old, my birthday is January 18, and this year I am in 3rd grade. I come from a really big family who I love a lot. My six brothers and sisters and me live with our parents in San Miguel Milpas Altas. I love swimming in the lakes, and visiting the rainforests. My favorite place in Guatemala is called Tecpan.


Hola! My name is Diego. I am 7 years old and just finishing 1st grade. I am an only child and I live with my parents in a town called San Miguel Milpas Altas. My favorite thing to do on the weekends is to visit the beautiful places that exist in Guatemala. I love the colors, traditions and nature in my country!


Hi, my name is Madellin. I am 12 years old and live with my mom. I never had the opportunity to get to know my father, but my mom and I are very close. She works hard to provide for us, but I know it is difficult for her because she only had the opportunity to go to school through 4th grade. This year I am in 6th grade and dream of one day graduating to help my mom have a better life!

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.

Sponsorpalooza Events

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!


21sep8:00 am8:08 pmSummit 360 Coffee and Culture

22sep6:00 pm8:00 pmThomson Reuters LEN Gift Hope Project

23sep8:00 pm9:00 pmVent Connecting Cultures Presentation

29sep5:00 pm7:00 pmBridgeman's NWW pop-up/10% Day

30sep11:00 pm12:00 pmEcolab HACER Virtual Letter Translation