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DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE LOOKING FOR A JÓVENES ADELANTE SCHOLARSHIP? – “My housekeeper’s daughter is really bright and committed to a college education. How does the family apply to Jóvenes Adelante for a beca?” My favorite question to answer! To start with, a few questions: What year is the student in? What kinds of grades does the student have?…

UPPING ITS GAME AS ALWAYS – “Jóvenes Adelante’s students challenge themselves to radically change the course of their lives in modern day Mexico. Drawing inspiration from them in changing times, JA radically changed how we selected students this year, and to large degree whom we select. Having just completed a careful review of this new “intake,” we are thrilled with its radical successes….

“DO NOT BE A PRISONER OF YOUR OWN STYLE” JÓVENES ADELANTE’S VÍCTOR – “Another budding law student with Jóvenes Adelante, Víctor is from the campo and is 17 years old from a family of four. Describing his family, he says: “My parents support me in everything I do, both emotionally and economically, especially my father who is the person who inspires me the most because of his intelligence and maturity when solving situations…

San Miguel scholarships give low-income students the chance to attend college – «It started with a pair of shoes. A boy in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, had received a university scholarship but had no shoes to wear to his classes…»

JÓVENES ADELANTE AND THE ANATOMY OF TOUGH DECISION – “I chose this field because I want to help my country. We see problems but rarely come up with real solutions.” One voice from one student struggling to get to a place with internet for Jóvenes Adelante’s Orientation 2021—an event that would have been in person but for… on a day that by chance the student’s community had no electricity.»

FOR JÓVENES ADELANTE NEW STUDENT THE SECOND TIME IS THE CHARM – “Ilse is 20-years-old and enters Jóvenes Adelante (JA) this year on her second try. As she says, perhaps, “The second [time] is the charm.” And boy, is JA charmed! One of several new nursing students who entered JA this year who are dedicated to the care of others, Ilse already shows such maturity, self-awareness, and discipline…

FOR JÓVENES ADELANTE NEW STUDENT SURVIVES AND TRIUMPHS. PART TWO IN A SERIES: “DULCE” – “After 18 months of cancer treatment, returning to finish high school was a challenge for Dulce. “My academic level was very low due to my illness…It was difficult to integrate myself back into my activities, even with my colleagues…I wasn’t feeling very healthy either, but I focused on my goal which is to finish high school to start college

JÓVENES ADELANTE NEW STUDENTS ISSUE A GRITO OF CHANGE: PART 1, “LINDA” – “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” -Nelson Mandela. “I especially wanted to start with that phrase because it has been with me for three years and it is one of the few sentences that I can read a thousand times and continue to have the same concept of it: education is the basic tool to improve a person, society, or the world. Only through it can we achieve great changes.

Of course our country needs an urgent change, and I want to be part of that change; I want to fight for a safer society. I know that we can achieve this change with true professionals who are more interested in helping others than helping themselves…

JOVENES ADELANTE–THE JOURNEY OF DESTINOS BRILLANTES BEGINS FOR THE CLASS OF 2021 – «Dream support may start right after high school graduation, or a university student may need support to complete the dream after running into financial obstacles in university. Sponsors make this possible. This year JA took 34 students under its wing because of 34 sponsors.»

JÓVENES ADELANTE’S CREATIVE FINANCIAL SPONSORSHIPS MAKE DREAMS A REALITY –«Dream support may start right after high school graduation, or a university student may need support to complete the dream after running into financial obstacles in university. Sponsors make this possible. This year JA took 34 students under its wing because of 34 sponsors.»

JÓVENES ADELANTE ANNOUNCES ITS 2021 SCHOLARS – «That great cry of emotion you might have heard beyond the clamor of thunderstorms? It was joy echoing down alleys as 34 new Jovenes Adelante (JA) scholars from San Miguel de Allende’s centro and campo have just been admitted to JA’s family…»

JOIN THE JÓVENES ADELANTE TUTORING TEAM – «Jóvenes Adelante is excited to introduce our newest board member and our developing and expanding English Language Tutoring Program. Leah Haeber, one of two active Canadian board members, holds the title Director of EFL Programming, created especially for her. Since before joining the board, Leah has been working hard to establish a strong English Language Tutoring Program for our students on a scaleable and achievable level…»

JÓVENES ADELANTE THANKS ATENCIÓN AND THE BIBLIOTECA – «First, a heartfelt thank you. Four years ago I bought a copy of “Atención” for the first time. An article about Jóvenes Adelante (JA) caught my attention, and I promptly became a sponsor, mentor, an English tutor, development director, and now president…»

JÓVENES ADELANTE PREPARES FOR RE-ENTRY: PART 2 – «At Jóvenes Adelante we will continue to investigate, disseminate information, ask students about their plans and experience, and to use our educational contacts to do whatever is needed to best prepare our students and their families…»

JÓVENES ADELANTE PREPARES FOR REENTRY – «Anxiety and excitement, apprehension and hope, uncertainty and bafflement haunt the prospect of a return to in-person schooling: for some students now with very short notice, and of course for many more perhaps in August’s upcoming semester…»

ENHORABUENA: ATTENDING A JÓVENES ADELANTE GRADUATION – «Four years on and a few months late because of Covid, they are now two of eight in their graduating class. I feel lucky and honored to have attended their outdoor, limited capacity graduation ceremony…»

JÓVENES ADELANTE–HEADING TOWARDS THE FINISH LINE – «From initial application to now this has been the journey of Jóvenes Adelante (JA) hopefuls. The remaining 39 will all be interviewed with their families in the penultimate step in our process…»

JÓVENES ADELANTE – SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, A TALE OF TWO CITIES – «San Miguel is living a renaissance of interest in higher education (JA had over 550 applicants in 2021). What do these students, and their families know? That education is the key to long term, transformed lives…»

JÓVENES ADELANTE–THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY – «Like every generation young Mexicans hope to lead a better life than their parents. Right now, we at Jóvenes Adelante (JA) are interviewing 100 candidates to decide who will join JA and who will not, and the agony and the ecstasy of Mexican youth is more palpable than ever…»

JÓVENES ADELANTE HOPEFULS SHARE A PIECE OF THEIR STORY: PART 5, “PABLO” – «In five years I see myself finishing my degree and interning for a company in San Miguel de Allende or Querétaro, then starting to work to see the world of programming professionally. To get what I want I can sacrifice everything, be it family, moving, expenses, and so forth…»

JÓVENES ADELANTE HOPEFULS SHARE A PIECE OF THEIR STORY: PART 4, “TANIA” – «To be part of Jóvenes Adelante would be an honor for me. Leaving aside the monetary support, I know that they will enrich me with a lot of knowledge that will be the basis for my academic, personal, and professional training…»

JÓVENES ADELANTE HOPEFULS SHARE A PIECE OF THEIR STORY: PART 3, “JUANA” – «I chose my career because I like to be altruistic, and I want to be of help to my family when there is a health problem. I am in a gerento-geriatric care project in which I support older adults in my community with memory activities and prevention of cognitive impairment…»

JOVENES ADELANTE ASPIRANTS SHARE A PIECE OF THEIR STORY: “ISABELLA” – «My dream is to be a mechanical engineer. It will make an extremely interesting career, and I want to get a good job and help my parents with their expenses since they have gone out of their way to help us fulfill our dream…»

JÓVENES ADELANTE HOPEFULS SHARE A PIECE OF THEIR STORY: “TERESA” – «My engine to continue studying is without a doubt my family; in the future, I would like to reward them for all the efforts they are making for me, supporting me, and sacrificing some things to see me happy»…

JÓVENES ADELANTE 2021 APPLICATION CLOSES; SELECTION ENTERS PHASE 3 – “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” So said Nelson Mandela, and his words are as powerful for Mexico as anywhere in the world…

INTERESTED IN RADICALLY CHANGING A YOUNG LIFE? – “Jóvenes is beginning to search for Mentor candidates for the fall 2021 class of students. Would you or someone you know be interested in becoming a JA Mentor?…

UNIVERSITY STUDY DURING COVID-19: JÓVENES ADELANTE STUDENTS AND HOPEFULS PERSEVERE – “San Miguel must not forget these students who are its future. Each will have a story. Each has his or her own struggles, conviction, and profile of excellence. A commitment to higher education is reaching critical mass in Mexico, finally…

JÓVENES ADELANTE OFFERS A FUTURE OF HOPE VIA EDUCATION – “The key investment for the future of San Miguel, whether to fulfill the hopes of aspirational youth or just to make the city a better place for your second home, is in education. A vision of hope for the family and community can only be sustained with an educated populace…

JÓVENES ADELANTE 2021 CLASS HOPEFULS ARE AT THE DOOR – “If not lining up around the block! The application process opened early for this incoming class. COVID be damned–JA is in the early stages of its most exciting time of the year!…

2020 A YEAR TO REMEMBER AT JÓVENES ADELANTE – “Few of us will ever forget 2020! With a cautious sigh of relief the year is ending a bit more hopeful than it has been since March. Jóvenes Adelante had a busy summer and fall with some notable achievements…

JÓVENES ADELANTE ANNOUNCES CHALLENGE GRANT FOR 2021 SPONSORSHIP CAMPAIGN – “Jóvenes Adelante has received an anonymous challenge grant, just in time: students are already applying! The purpose of the US$18,000 challenge is to encourage those for whom a full sponsorship is out of reach, to fund a half sponsorship and double their impact…

XIDO BY ARTIST ALBERTO LENZ, A METAPHOR FOR JÓVENES ADELANTE –  “Acclaimed local artist Alberto Lenz has been donating 50 percent of sales of recent works to Jóvenes Adelante students suffering financially from the COVID-19 contingency…

JÓVENES ADELANTE ANNOUNCES 2021 SPONSORSHIP CAMPAIGN FOR ITS TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY –  “It began with a pair of shoes,” Virginia Wheelwright said with a no-nonsense smile, explaining how Jóvenes Adelante got started. “A local boy had received a scholarship to a local university but he needed some extra support and he had no shoes. Well, he wasn’t going to go to college without shoes!…

A LOOK AT HIGHER EDUCATION WITH JÓVENES ADELANTE, PART 2  –  Like every generation, young Mexicans hope to lead a better life than that of their parents. Luis Fabian, a new graduate now working as the head of human resources at a local business, writes, “Being in Jóvenes Adelante for me has been incredible. I have met great people…

JÓVENES ADELANTE STUDENTS RUN, WALK, OR BIKE FOR MEXICO –  Eighteen Jóvenes Adelante (JA) students and others, via Amistad Canada, are participating in a Toronto virtual marathon. They will run, walk, or bike safely, on their own. What matters to JA students is…

LEADERSHIP IN ACTION: JA STUDENT VICENTE ESPINOZA LEADS HIS COMMUNITY IN GETTING A COBBLESTONE ROAD –  Vicente Espinoza has been a young visionary and worker, who despite the circumstances he has persevered; It is admirable how he stopped studying 4 years after graduating from secondary level due to financial and personal problems, but even so he resumed his studies and is now close to completing his university…

A LOOK AT HIGHER EDUCATION WITH JÓVENES ADELANTE  –  What possible chance does the young Mexican generation have of social mobility, and of achieving a personal dream of a rewarding career and advancement for themselves and their families?…

Miguel, el jóven del valle del maíz que busca compartir la historia se SMA con su generación –  Creemos en los jóvenes como nuestro becario Miguel, quien está dejando huella en la historia de San Miguel De Allende. Conoce su iniciativa como miembro del comité organizador de la II Jornada Cultural de Arqueología de Cañada de la Virgen….

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