Sponsor A Team

Sponsor A Team

Thank you for your interest in supporting the youth!

By contributing, you are able to have a continued connection with the mentors and youth. Your contribution helps us to continue to invest in the lives of the youth and their communities. Support is a one year commitment, to match the one year mentorship program for the kids, and can be almost any amount.

The funds go towards the kids and their mentors and will be geared towards keeping them involved in the program for the next year. It may be things like money to the mentors (who are able to use the funds as their team needs), healthy snacks at league, transportation, among other things. You can also provide in-kind donations that goes to the direct, specific need of each team (i.e cleats, uniforms, school supplies, etc).

How to sponsor a team

  1. Review our teams and their communities in the meet the teams section below
  2. Email us and let us know you are interested in supporting a team
  3. Print and Fill out the Giving Form
  4. Mail the completed Giving Form and a voided check to PO Box 49 Bowling Green OH, 43402

Please email us with any questions.

Meet the Teams!

Meet the boys and girls teams from our 2019 Camps! Use the arrows to scroll between each team and learn a little bit more about their communities and issues facing the kids.

Group 1

Group 1 is the garbage dump community of Zone 3. They are led by mentors Bernabe and Gabriel. 

Gangs, shootings and assaults are common occurrences in these boys' neighborhoods and 90% of the boys said they don't feel safe outside their homes.

Group 2

Group 2 is from La Verbena, Zona 7. The mentors are Hector and Vicente. 

These boys see gangs and drug and alcohol abuse on a regular basis. 30% of the boys have friends or family abusing drugs or alcohol and another 30% know people involved in the gangs.

Group 3

Group 3 is from Prados de Villa Hermosa. The mentors are Byron and Julio. This community experiences assaults and extortions along the bus routes.

40% of this team do not have their fathers involved in their lives. Another 40% have friends involved with the gangs. 

Group 4

Group 4 is from San Lorenzo, El Tejar, near Chimaltenango. The mentors are Bilsan and Pablo. Alcoholism and malnutrition are main risk factors in this community.

60% of this team mentioned concerns about family members drinking. 70% have to stay in the home to help instead of being able to play outside.  

Group 5

Group 5 is from the El Frutal, Villa Nueva area. The mentors are Leonardo and Transito. Gang presence and the resulting violence are major risk factors in this community.  

60% of this team see shootings and drug use on a regular basis.

Group 6

Group 6 is from La Estrella, Ciudad Quetzal. The mentors are Christian and Marcos. Christian is a former mentored youth who is now a mentor. 

40% don't have their fathers present at home and 90% mentioned drugs and shootings to occur frequently. 

Group 7

Group 7 is from Las Colinas, Ciudad Quetzal. The mentors are Ludin and Ader. This community sees violence on a daily basis and has a strong gang presence.  

90% of this team does not feel safe in their community and 40% have friends or family abusing drugs or alcohol.

Group 8

Group 8 is from La Brigada, Mixco. The mentors are Daniel and Oliver. This community has extremely high levels of gang activity and violence.

60% of the boys don't have their fathers present in their lives and 90% don't feel safe in their neighborhood.

Group 9

Group 9 is from Mezquital, Zona 12. The mentors are Marvin and Kevin. This community has a high level of gangs, drugs, and violence. 

50% of this team are behind in school for their age and 60% don't have their fathers present in their lives.

Group 1

Group 1 is from the garbage dump community of Zone 3. The mentors are Layla and Maritza, former mentored youth from 2012.

Gangs and shootings are common in this community. 60% of the girls on this team are behind in school for their age, with 2 girls not currently in school. 90% have family members abusing drugs and alcohol and 70% have friends or family involve with gangs.

Group 2

Group 2 is from Prados de Villa Hermosa. The mentors are Miriam and Madeleine.

Gangs and extortions are common in this community. 50% of the girls do not have their fathers in the home. 60% of the girls have friends or family abusing drugs and alcohol.

Group 3

Group 3 is from San Lorenzo, El Tejar, near Chimaltenango. The mentors are Mishell and Damaris.

Poverty and malnutrition are most common in this community. 40% of the girls are behind in school for their age. 80% expressed concern about the amount of alcoholism and assaults present in the community.

Group 4

Group 4 is from El Frutal, Villa Nueva. The mentors are Aury and Yomara.

Gang activity, shootings and violence against women are common in this community. 60% of the girls don't have both parents present in the home. 70% have witnessed drug or alcohol abuse by family members.

Group 5

Group 5 is from La Estrella, Ciudad Quetzal. The mentors are Doris and Karina.

Assaults and shootings can be common in this area. 70% of the girls don't have both parents present in the home and 80% don't feel safe outside in the community.

Group 6

Group 6 is from Colinas, Ciudad Quetzal. The mentors are Ericka and Merlin.

Gangs, alcohol abuse and violence are common in this community. 90% of the girls don't feel comfortable playing outside and 60% have been witness to drug or alcohol abuse amongst friends and family.

Group 7

Group 7 is from La Brigada, Mixco. The mentors are Maritza and Vanessa.

Gangs and shootings are a regular occurrences in this community. 90% of the girls are worried about their safety outside of the home and 50% have friends or family involved with the gang.

Group 8

Group 8 is from Prados de Villa Hermosa. The mentors are Yoli and Sharon.

Robberies and extortions are common themes for this neighborhood. 70% of the girls don't feel comfortable outside of the home, with fear of violence during a robbery or extortions being their highest concern.