Our Mission

The Advanced Guatemalan Educational Support Foundation, Inc. was created to provide a path to leadership and empowerment for members of the underprivileged indigenous population of the Lake Atitlan region of Guatemala. This path is made possible through financial, volunteer, and guidance support of an outstanding college-preparatory international education accessible to students from every walk of life.

What We have Achieved so far

Our schools have placed students in the following institutions of higher education: Occidental College, Bard College, Wesleyan University, Columbia University, The University of California at Berkeley, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz, Stanford University, Harvard University, Yale University, The University of British Columbia, The University of Texas at Austin, The University of Minnesota, Sarah Lawrence College, and others in Europe, Mexico, North America, and South America. Beyond that, all graduates are at least fully bi-lingual, with significant percentages not only fluent in three, but often four languages. This is a huge advantage, even for those who don’t go on to universities. They are immediately hired into the local tourism-dominated job market, which is desperate for well-educated workers who can communicate in English as well as in Spanish.

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