San Pancho News

Attending San Pancho public schools may be free, but to walk through the doors requires considerable cash outlay for the parents who are struggling to keep their children in school.

This school year marks the 4th year between Friends has provided scholarships to deserving and needy San Pancho students. Over 130 students applied for assistance this year and 55 were accepted into the program. A basic requirement is a verified financial need and the student must have a scale of 1 - 10 a qualifying minimum mark of 8.25 which is a B average.

The cost of sponsoring a student is $ 600 a year. The basic economic costs to attend the public school for all parents cover school uniform, shoes, school supplies, supplemental food, additional classroom supplies and emergency needs; this allows the child to walk into the classroom. A scholarship student not only has to maintain and maintain a B average, but must commit to the after-school betweenFriends Scholarship program which entails weekly meetings with other "scholarship" students, tutoring services, participation in betweenFriends' functions (parent involvement as well) , specialized classes, constant in-school monitoring by the Scholarship director with each student's teacher, community involvement and an elective component at etreAmigos, ie tutoring other students, special classes, sustainable projects, (glass works, recycling).

The US $ 600 is based on both components, the IN school needs and the AFTER-school requirements.

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betweenFriends has raised US $ 10,000 for the 2010 -2011 school year, but a total of $ 33,000 is needed!

Your support would be greatly appreciated and YOU can make a significant difference in a child's life, ! "

Visit the Friends page Donate page at www.entreamigos.org.mx to make a tax-deductible gift to enterFriends' 501 © 3 non-profit status.

Donations of any amount will be greatly appreciated and payment schedules can be arranged to reflect your specific time frame, whether it is total or partial sponsorship given at one time, monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly, or semi-annually.

  • Adam Floyd