Sponsor a Scholar updates!

As you may be aware, this year we started a “Sponsor a Scholar” program, based off of the success we had with last year’s pen pal program.  This year our students have been paired with a new friend in the U.S., a “Starfish Sponsor” to exchange communications about life, school, culture and more.  

Our Starfish Sponsors include many of you – volunteers, donors, and other loyal supporters!  Starfish Scholars and Starfish Sponsors will write to each other 3 times a year with various updates.  
Our Scholars write about what they do in school, what their families are like, what they like to do in their free time – and their topic for the first letter – “What is your dream?” Our Sponsors respond with stories of their own lives, what it’s like to live in the U.S., etc.  Some of them even used this as an opportunity to practice Spanish!

Yamileth & Yesenia working on letters with volunteer (& Starfish Sponsor!) Danny.
We have just completed our first round of letters for this school year.  It is important to note that this program does not require any additional financial support has all of our sponsors have previously demonstrated their commitment to Starfish through time, money or other support.
Next year we hope to have more scholars, and more room for your participation!  If you are interested in getting involved in this or any other program, never hesitate to email us!
Solange, in her school uniform, making sure that her new friend in the U.S. receives a colorful card!

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