Skip to content
josiegrussing's profile image - click for profile

Josie Grussing's Fundraiser:

General Education

Josie's Photo
Josie Grussing

THE STORY:

Mayan Families wrote -

Guatemala has one of the highest illiteracy and lowest school enrollment rates in Latin America, primarily due to the high cost of attending school, and this prevents many indigenous families from receiving an education. We strongly believe that education is key to breaking the cycle of poverty and creating a better future for children and their families. That is why we actively promote education in each of the communities we work with.

Our General Education Fund works in conjunction with our Student Sponsorship Program to provide students with the resources they need to get an education they can make the most of. This fund is used to provide struggling students with vital academic support, whilst also assisting them with unforeseen educational expenses not covered under a sponsorship.

Tutoring Program

Our sponsored students often have many obstacles to overcome on the path to success. They often speak an indigenous language at home, so attending classes in Spanish can be a very difficult adjustment. Many have significant responsibilities at home - either working to support the family or cooking and caring for younger siblings. This takes up time that might otherwise have gone to homework. Furthermore, the instability that comes with poverty often has a significant mental impact - it is difficult to concentrate when you're hungry, embarrassed about ragged, dirty clothes, or worried about whether your family will be able to pay the rent.

When our students struggle, we do everything possible to keep them in school. Sometimes just a few conversations with our social workers are enough, but sometimes real academic support is necessary. In those situations, we can provide homework help center-style tutoring.

To find out more, visit https://mayanfamilies.org/page/studentsponsorship.

Mayan Families is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code in the USA and all donations are tax-deductible, as allowed by US law.

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$1,260

MONEY RAISED
  • Nancy Merrow

    $360

  • Josie's Gen Ed Fundraiser

    $900

  •  
  •  
  •  
 

229% Raised of $550 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $6,669 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Kim Le

Amount Raised

$3,209

 

64% Raised of $5,020 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Doug Trotter

Amount Raised

$1,320

 

132% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Josie Grussing

Amount Raised

$1,260

 

229% Raised of $550 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Danielle Book

Amount Raised

$625

 

42% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Alanna Krava

Amount Raised

$115

 

9% Raised of $1,300 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sarah Sherman

Amount Raised

$75

Fundraiser Title

tere balparda

Amount Raised

$50

 

5% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lucas Blair

Amount Raised

$15

Donor Comments

Josie's Gen Ed Fundraiser

Josie's Gen Ed Fundraiser

DONATION: $900

3 years ago

Nancy Merrow

Nancy Merrow

DONATION: $360

3 years ago