Report cards are in!
2020 was a wild ride (to say the least), but we’re excited and proud to share how our programs performed last year, despite the challenges brought on by the pandemic. Although schools were physically closed last year, students in our programs continued learning from home, thanks to the creativity and dedication of the program staff, teachers, principals, and communities. Today, it’s time for us to reflect on 2020 and share our findings with you, the people whose generosity helped make all of this possible!
If you like data as much as we do, scroll down to nerd out with us for a minute!
Spark Reading Program
children’s books delivered
The Spark Reading Program delivered over 13,800 new children’s books to program schools during the pandemic. Our dedicated Spark teachers then safely distributed books to their students’ homes, ensuring that their promising young students could continue their journeys to becoming lifelong readers, even from home.
The Textbook Program provides textbooks to rural middle schools and trains teachers to use them effectively. In 2020, students were able to bring their textbooks home with them at the start of quarantine and continue learning the core subjects of math, science, Spanish language, and social studies from home during the pandemic.
teachers trained virtually
Approximately 500 dedicated teachers and principals from Textbook Program schools joined our online teacher trainings via Zoom! We were delighted by the turnout and excited by the opportunity to train even more teachers at once using this format, compared to in-person training.
Rise Youth Development Program
phone calls made per month
Rise Program staff made over 1,000 phone calls per month to Rise students in their communities, checking in on their physical and mental health, their family’s well-being, and making sure they have the support and tools they need to continue their education successfully during the pandemic.
Computer Centers Program
The Computer Centers Program provides computers to rural middle schools and trains teachers how to use them effectively.
A very impressive report. You are all doing a great job, especially considering covid -19
virus interrupting in person learning. We are excited to continue supporting our students.
Thank you so much, Linda and Bob! Thank you for continuing to support your students during such challenging times. You are making such a big difference in their lives!
These numbers which represent children reached and provided materials and personal support to advance their lives individually and collectively are astounding. They bring such hope into a world needing every drop it can get. Thank you all for all you do.
Thank you for all YOU do, Susan! We are so grateful for your generous support of the children in Guatemala.
Impressive statistics! You are my favorite charity because I know the money goes where it needs to go. Your mission is so important. Thank you.
Susan, this absolutely made our day! Thank you so much for your ongoing support of our mission. We couldn’t do it without people like you!