This beautiful email is from Paloma one of our recent graduates. What she said in her email is what the program really is all about. It’s helping the students reach their goals and make their dreams come true.￼ ❤️
Thank you very much, I really ended up crying reading this nice email.
You have been angels who gave me the hope needed to continue to fight for my dreams.
Each of my successes is because of you, for your enormous support that you have given me in recent years. I'm grateful, and of course yes, I will be in contact with you.
I love that when there is another gathering like last year at Maggie's house, I will be invited. I will be delighted to see you all.
The love and gratitude is infinite.
A hug 🫂
Meet our new student Caro
Caro is a single mom of an 8 month old little boy and she only has about a year left (plus a 4 month internship) to finish up her degree in teaching. When she graduates she will be able to teach Science at primary, secondary, high school and even University levels. Caro loves teaching and she loves children. She says, "Teaching is my vocation because I love children, I have an uncle who has a disability and never went to school, when I started elementary school everything they taught me when I got home I taught him and thanks to that he learned to read and write not exactly but he knows how to write and read names and numbers from here I knew that I wanted to help many more people like him who do not have the opportunity to learn for some reason capacity or lack of resources."
Team Caro is in need of additional sponsors. For as little as $30 a month you can help change Caro’s life by making her dreams come true.
Please contact Jackie Conlon at email@example.com if you are interested in becoming a sponsor for Caro or want more information.
Fernando Has Graduated!
Fernando has graduated and is now a licensed accountant and couldn't be more proud. These are photos with his mom, who was able to attend his final graduation ceremony. We are so proud of him! Congratulations Fernando!!
Thanks to all of the generous sponsors who donated for Fernando to reach his dreams.
The Isla Mujeres Scholarship Program has four students who will be graduating in the next few months. The pandemic and having to take almost 2 years of courses online caused their graduation dates to move out a bit. We are so proud that these students represent the Isla Mujeres Scholarship Program.
🧑🏿🎓 Alexis will be receiving his masters degree in Hospitality Management. Alexis did his internship at Casa Sirena. He also worked at Casa Sirena to earn some income to help with his expenses.
👩🏽🎓 Tamara’s degree is Graphic Design and Digital Animation. She has already illustrated a children’s book. Tamara speaks and writes excellent English.
👩🏽🎓 Michelle’s degree will be Commerce and Business. Michelle just wrote that she was enjoying her vacation break with her family.
👩🏽🎓 Paloma is studying Accounting at University in Valladolid. Her Father is a taxi driver on Isla and her Mother is living in Valladolid at this time, with Paloma, earning a living by making and selling desserts. Her grades are very high and Paloma has an attitude that can be described as happy and excited.
We applaud these students. They’ve worked very hard to get to where they are today.
For me the best part of the scholarship program is becoming a part of the students’ lives. The first student that I sponsored was in 2008. Fourteen years later we are still in contact. Whenever I see her or her family on the island I get hugs and a thank you.
What other sponsors are saying about the Isla Mujeres Scholarship Program
The scholarship program has several students who are in need of additional sponsors. This is such a rewarding program! You can change someone’s life for $30 a month
Meet our new student Kalvin
One of the Isla Mujeres Scholarship Program’s newest students is Juan nicknamed Kalvin. Kalvin is attending university in Cancun studying for a degree in business management. He had taken some pre-nursing courses but decided nursing was really not for him. We are in need of several sponsors to help Kalvin meet his financial commitments to attend university.
One of the best things about becoming a sponsor in the program is that you not only help the student achieve their goals, you also make their dreams come true. For as little as $30 a month you you can change a young Isleaños life. A requirement for the students in the program is that at least once a month they need to write an email to their sponsors. You learn from these emails what’s going on in the students life and their university progression.
I am told that Kalvin is a wonderful dancer. I asked him to send a photo and he sent the one below.
Karen Rosenberg, the Captain of Team Geovanny shared this amazing news with the team.
“Felicidades to Geovanny for his diligence and dedication to his studies resulting in a cumulative GPA of 9.56! (out of 10!) My hunch is that he is first in his class but that has not been announced yet. He will graduate soon with a Degree in Psychology and pursuit his professional dream as a Licensed Psychologist !
Geovanny has also completed during the final months three specialty courses:. Crisis intervention and suicide program, behavior therapy (TCC) and Clinical and educational psychology.
Geovanny excels in everything he does. So it’s no surprise that he had these results. Congratulations Geovanny! You worked hard to accomplish this while continuing to support the Isla Mujeres Diabetes Clinic and everything else you do. We are all very proud of you￼! 👏 👨🏽🎓
Sirena Soiree 2022
The 5th annual ‘Sirena Soirée’ Cocktail Party Fundraiser was a fabulous, grand success! Due to lingering Covid precautions, we hosted three smaller events instead of our usual one. The smaller groupings were extremely enjoyable and made for more intimate conversations and connections. The atmosphere of the rooftop bar of Casa Sirena is an ideal place to enjoy a cocktail and a beautiful Isla Mujeres sunset.
Our guest student for the Friday Happy Hour was Alexis and Tamara joined us on Saturday. Party guests loved meeting the students and hearing them speak a little about how the Scholarship Program has changed their lives. We are so proud of our students who have worked so hard to be awarded these scholarships and Alexis and Tamara represented them well.
Guests were invited to purchase tickets to bid on beautiful prize baskets which included locally purchased straw bags and hats, Isla restaurants, a snorkeling trip, colorful sarongs, handmade jewelry, liquor, and more.
Our live events this year raised $2448 US. These funds will go into our General Funds, which pay for new computers for our students, graduation expenses, semester registration fees, and unexpected expenses that pop up. Thank you again to everyone who participated. You are changing lives and making a difference! XOXO Jana
A huge and heartfelt THANK YOU goes out to everyone who helped, donated, participated and attended. Steve Broin, Maggie Washa, Jackie Conlon, Pam Baldwin, Kelley Glasner, Deb Landfear, Bev Willard, Robyn Krentz, Carl Krentz, Brent Kraushar, Steve Carlsen Photos, Pat Scully, Rinconcito Kahlo Restaurant, Laura Mapchick and Perry McFarlin, Hortensia and her daughters, Aqua Adventures, North Garden Restaurant, Javi’s Cantina, Sardinian Smile Ristorante, Guru Beach Club, Sonny’s Pizza, DeNuccio’s Restaurant, Olivia Restaurant.
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