How and when did you first hear about the scholarship program?
Through Facebook and current friends living on Isla currently sponsoring students.
Why did you decide to become a sponsor?
Wanted to contribute to this cause & helping a child with education they would not otherwise be able to afford & we consider it part of our paying it forward mission in life.
How many students have you sponsored? If only one, who is the student?
1 at the moment Team Esperanza. Esperanza is new to the program and is attending high school on Isla.
Have you met your student while you were visiting Isla Mujeres
Yes, recently we visited her July 24 and met with her mother also with our awesome translator Yazmin. We went to lunch together, sharing a great conversation about the program and our families, exchanged gifts and made an agreement to teach each other English/Spanish over the next few months. When we meet again in January the deal is to speak to each other in Spanish only with no help of a translator
Anything else you would like to add about the scholarship program?
We think it's wonderful and look forward to building a healthy relationship with our student and her family. Look for into watching her progress, and she plans to pursue medical school over the next few years--how awesome is that??
Below are Esperanza's mother, Kari, Esperanza, fellow sponsor Yazmin as the translator
News & Updates
I am Jackie Conlon. I have been an active student sponsor since 2007. I have personally seen how this program has changed the life's of the students and their families.