On January 18, 2020 over 80 aspiring new applicants for the class of 2020 arrived bright and early for their first, in-person experience of Jóvenes Adelante. Some came with their parents, and they spent 30 minutes at our coffee open house with a mix of current students, graduates, and mentors. After a 90 minute orientation to JA and its application process, around 40 enjoyed a tour of the Instituto Sanmiguelense, where some 20% of JA students attend (many supported by Amistad Canada.)
Some 150 current students and graduates, mentors, sponsors, and interested newcomers attended a series of student workshops and a lecture/discussion entitled “Towards a Civic Alliance to Preserve the Cultural Heritage of San Miguel de Allende. Moderator Mario Bravo facilitated presentations with JA students Jose Enrique Padron Velazco, Daniela Monzón, graduates Carla Cadena, Martina Garcia, and Director of San Miguel’s local Environmental Dept. (Medio Ambiente,) Francisco Peyret. During the final wine and cheese hour, JA presented student achievement awards to several winners, and its annual Amistad Award to long time supporter Joy Levine. Know more about the event (click here).
The mini congress officially launched JA’s 2020 application process for 1 month, as JA looks to select another 25 superb students to enter or continue university. In addition for the first time, as a pilot project JA will select 5 high school seniors and support them in the same comprehensive manner all students are supported. Each student has a financial sponsor and mentor. Sponsor and mentor recruitment is in high gear, so if you are interested please contact Don Krim (firstname.lastname@example.org) regarding sponsorship and Nora Weaver (email@example.com) regarding mentoring.
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Jóvenes Adelante unlocks a radically more expansive future for the youth of San Miguel de Allende by easing financial barriers to higher education, and by developing life and leadership skills. For more information, please visit website jovenesadelante.org.
Jóvenes Adelante's mission is to unlock a radically more expansive future for SMA youth by easing financial barriers to higher education, and by developing life and leadership skills. For information, to join our mailing list, or to become a sponsor, mentor or volunteer, please visit our website jovenesadalante.org, call 415 150 0030 or email firstname.lastname@example.org