Sponsors provide annual contributions to pay for items that students require to attend school. The program matches students and sponsors, who will continue to provide support each year until the student successfully completes high school. We currently have sponsors who are helping 61 deserving teens stay in school.
COST FOR SPONSOR PER YEAR
Secondaria – Grades 7- 9: $2,900 MX/year (about US$142 per year as of October 2021). Annual contributions usually will cover the following items:
- Uniforms and shoes required by the school
- Athletic clothes required by the school
- School supplies including a backpack
- Examination and school fees as required
During the pandemic, sponsor and other funds are covering the critical need for Internet access.
The annual fee to support these students once they reach prepa (grades 10-12) will be $3,900 MX/year (about US$191 as of October 2021), which adds payment for the required annual registration fee and books to the items listed above.
To be eligible for the Progreso Apoyo Program, a student must reside in the communities of Progreso or Chicxulub (or a surrounding community not already served by another apoyo program), require financial assistance and currently be enrolled in a public secondaria or high school with a grade point average of 8.0 in academic subjects.
Are you ready to help a student stay in school?
We will begin to recruit new sponsors in January 2022. If you are interested in sponsoring a deserving student for the following year, download our 2022 New Sponsor Recruitment Letter for more information.