Guatemalan Girls Are Not in School
Educated Girls Change the World
- improves the health and survival rates of infants and children
- leads to higher rates of school attendance and completion in the next generation
- improves the status of women within families, communities, and the political arena
- and much more!
The Thousand Girls Initiative
Never Forgetting the Boys
Why include 250 boys in the Thousand Girls Initiative? We believe that all children born into the cycle of poverty deserve the opportunity to rise above their current circumstances. Plus, when girls and boys learn together, they learn from each other, too.
Sponsor a girl or boy and help empower a new generation of educated Guatemalan women!
Sponsor with Confidence
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Other Ways to Help
Become a GroundBreaker
Help an entire community entire the Rise Program and unlock the potential of the students living there!
Check out a few thoughts from supporters like you.
Girl Gone Travel
“As someone who has personally experienced poverty on an extreme level as a child, I can say that the thing that always gave me hope and ambition was the promise I had of an education.”
Scripps Lifestyle Expert for Travel Channel
“I’ve seen firsthand how a single scholarship can transform an entire family, let alone how it builds endless confidence in the recipient.”
Stuff You Should Know Podcast
“The Thousand Girls Initiative is very cool. Education is one of the best investments you can make in the developing world.”
“Places where women and girls don’t get the same opportunities as men to educate themselves are very often the places in the most trouble.”