Be a GroundBreaker

Be a GroundBreaker

The Thousand Girls Initiative is all about expanding Cooperative for Education’s proven Rise Youth Development Program—going from three communities in Guatemala to a whopping 21. Ambitious? Sure. But we’re confident that people like you yearn to be part of a groundbreaking initiative that will move the needle on poverty in Guatemala.

What is a GroundBreaker?

It’s simple—each of the 18 new communities waiting to join the Thousand Girls Initiative needs to be matched with a GroundBreaker sponsor—a visionary willing to invest the $20,000 needed to break ground on the program in that community and unlock the potential of the students living there. A GroundBreaker enables us to assess and choose a community, hire and train new program staff, create and implement new program infrastructure, and bring in new sponsors for the additional students.

What happens next?

After the program is established, other sponsors help the program continue with individual student sponsorships and class-wide Padrino sponsorships. The girls take it from there!

Rise Program Communities