In Mexico, the law states that students cannot work until they are 18, however 80% of students drop out of school at age 14. They can’t get into high school because of cost and lack of available spots.
Since the law went into place the community has seen a significant rise in gangs and teen pregnancy. Students need a safe place to go hear a positive message about who they are as people. The indigenous people feel like they are forgotten. Like no one cares about them. When you feel that way you behave that way.
We want to change their minds into believing they are people that are special and have gifts and talents to share with other. They have worth by simply being alive. No one is saying this to them. We want to be those people that shout they have worth here until they believe it themselves. They matter!
On Nov. 9th we’ll be holding our last camp of the year. We hope to serve 150 students from the local community.
We have at least 6 camps a year. We also serve the surrounding area by providing our weekly education programs, sports clinics and other things to invest into students year around.
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