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Jóvenes Adelante, A.C. provides scholarships and other essential support for talented, economically disadvantaged Mexican youth.

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Jóvenes ¡Adelante! enables young Mexicans facing economic adversity to acquire the academic and life skills necessary to foster positive social and economic change in their society.

What we do

Since 2001 Jóvenes ¡Adelante! has helped nearly 200 students obtain university degrees.  Our standards are high.  Through a rigorous screening process – including two interviews, one with the applicant’s family – the brightest and most financially challenged students are identified and assessed.  Applicants who are accepted receive scholarships of 13,000 pesos per year for the duration of their undergraduate career.

English SupportThe Jóvenes ¡Adelante! program is distinguished from other scholarship programs through the support that goes beyond financial relief.  We offer a range of group & individualized programs to students that reinforce educational efforts, raise awareness and foster individual responsibility.  The activities of Jóvenes ¡Adelante! have provoked the conversation about how to establish a culture of education that can be competitive in today’s global world, ultimately leading to gainful employment or enterprise.

In addition to receiving financial assistance, students:

  • Are paired with mentors for guidance and friendship
  • Can attend no-cost English classes (as English proficiency is key to professional success in a global economy)
  • Participate in student meetings where useful programs are presented and where lifelong friendships and networking opportunities are built.

When students succeed (and they do succeed against all odds), not only do they realize personal satisfaction and a viable career in Mexico, but the quality of life of their proud families and communities is greatly enriched.

 

This post is also available in: Spanish

Su Leonard

Board of Directors

Our success is due primarily to the work of more than 200 members and volunteers. Because of San Miguel de Allende’s special character as a 16th-century Spanish Colonial city and a UNESCO World Heritage site with a rich cultural center, it attracts many outstanding retiring professionals and active artists. Our Board is comprised of volunteers …

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Mission

Jóvenes Adelante, A.C. provides scholarships and other essential support for talented, economically disadvantaged Mexican youth. Vision Jóvenes ¡Adelante! enables young Mexicans facing economic adversity to acquire the academic and life skills necessary to foster positive social and economic change in their society. What we do Since 2001 Jóvenes ¡Adelante! has helped nearly 200 students obtain …

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Organization

Office Staff Student Programs Kathie Drouin, Co-Vice President Eather Rocha Diaz, Co-Vice President Anahi Sardaneta Gonzalez: Student Programs Assistant Linda SpeerLuck : Counseling Coordinator Sherry Feldstein:  Co-lead, Mentor Team Jane Wilkinson:  Mentor Reporting Administration Delia López: General Adminstrative Assistant Shannon Shaffer: Volunteer Coordinator Randy Broman: Computer Repairs Coordinator Santiago Godinez, Technical Solutions Fabiola Sanabria Velazquez:  …

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Betse Davis

Our Founders

Jovenes Adelante was founded by a group of dedicated friends who had a shared desire to help deserving young people achieve a university education. What visionaries they were, to understand that education opens the door to opportunities. Not pictured are Bettie Dale, Joanna Marinovich and Florence Ershun. A Pair of Shoes Very simply, it began …

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Our Partners

              The Michael Paul Wein Charitable Foundation, Inc.   This post is also available in: Spanish

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Helen Morris

Our Story – Pair of Shoes

Very simply, it began with a pair of shoes,” Virginia Wheelwright said with a no-nonsense smile. She was explaining how Jóvenes Adelante got started ten years ago. “A local boy had received a scholarship to a local university, but he had no shoes. Well, he wasn’t going to go to college without shoes! So my friend Helen Morris took him down …

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Privacy Policy

¡Jóvenes Adelante!, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is committed to protecting the privacy of its donors, students, volunteers, staff and website users. ¡Jóvenes Adelante! does not sell, rent, share or otherwise provide personal information to anyone outside the organization unless requested by you. For example, your personal information may be used to respond to your requests …

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Transparency/Financials/Annual Reports

Jóvenes Adelante A.C. is registered in the United States as a 501(c)3 non-profit public charity under the Internal Revenue Code.  In Mexico, it is registered as an Asociación Civil in the state of Guanajuato. Supported almost entirely by a dedicated group of generous volunteers and donors, Jóvenes Adelante A.C. strives to operate efficiently and effectively, …

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