Annual Report: HIGHLIGHTS 2016
Annual Meeting: ( January 6th )
6TH Annual Fashion Show, Boutique, Silent Auction & Raffle ( January 28th)
Special meetings: ( March)
Expense Review of what we give to the students from the sponsorship fees with the goal of not increasing the fees.
Fundraising Review to determine exactly how much we need & how we plan to raise it.
Board expands to welcome Eva Laroi May, a graduate of the Chuburna Puerto school system, local resident and Spanish speaker. ( March)
Official Opening of our Office ( April 8,)
Charitable Status Confirmed with opening of Banjercito Bank Account ( April)
18 New Sponsors/Students (April/May)
Financial Support to the Guadalupe Victoria Telesecundaria to pay for the installation of 3 reconditioned air conditioners the parents bought for the school ( April, 2016)
Completed exit visits with 9 graduates with the program deciding to pay for their diplomas from the GUST fund. ( May)
Met with 17 students going to high school ( May-June)
Shopping for 102 backpacks, school supplies and making arrangements with the Uniform and Shoe Stores in Progreso. ( May-June)
Fund Review & Allocation (June)
Summer English Camp at the Office July 25 to August 12
Back Pack Day… handing out backpacks, school supplies and taking photos of students in their uniforms… August
Review of information 14 students shared with the sponsors in the annual letters students write to their sponsors that we also should be aware of.
2 New Sponsors/students (August)
Fundraiser Dinner.. Fall Fun at the Beach (September)
Launch of our Website in English and Spanish (September)
Decision to donate 2,000 pesos annually in toilet paper to both the Primary and Secundary Schools. ( October)
Glasses Policy defined (October)
Joint Fundraiser with the Yucatan Youth Orchestra ( November)
2 New Sponsors/Students (November)
Website Inclusion of Spanish is complete (November)
2 New Sponsors/Students (December)
Tutoring is an option offered to Low Grades Students (December)
We held our Annual Meeting, 12 Board meetings, 3 Fashion Show meetings and 3 Special Meetings.
We conducted an average of 8 Annual Home Visits per month and 2 low grades visits per month.
Translated an average of 3 letters per month between students & sponsors
102 students received their photo in a frame.
85 sponsors received a personalized acknowledgement of their annual fee payment along with their students graduating grade point average and any other information we had on the student.
85 sponsor received the annual letter from their student including their school picture which we took.
85 sponsors received an annual home visit report.