Just like throwing a stone into a pond, sponsoring a student in the Rise Youth Development Program creates ripples that not only impact one student’s life for the better, but continues to impact generation after generation of students in Guatemala.
José’s introduction video to his tutoring sessions!
José hugging his Rise sponsor, Tim. José remarked, “Thanks to the sponsors, I am who I am today. I have been successful in everything I have done. In a way, if I had not had support, I would not have continued studying, so it was a big change in my life. Sponsors are special people to me. I want to thank them with all my heart for all they do for us.”
Throughout middle and high school, José had to juggle school and work. “However, this did not matter to me since the only thing that mattered was I wanted to continue with my studies,” José noted.
José working at his accounting job
Moving onto the present day, José reached out to CoEd to offer his expertise and volunteered to tutor current program students in accounting online during the pandemic. José is just one example of our amazing Rise graduates coming back to mentor and teach the next generation of kids in Guatemala.
We are so proud of students like José who have overcome so many obstacles and continue to give back to their communities, spreading the ripples of support further and further as time goes on.