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Program Overview

Program Overview

Students We Serve

ASF serves students who live in and around the border city of Tijuana, Mexico. This includes students from Hogar Infantil “La Gloria, the “birthplace” of Advancing Students Forward/ A Su Futuro. All applicants must have good grades and go through an application process that includes an orientation and interview. Once they are accepted into the program they must continue to be responsible students, participate in monthly meetings, document their school progress and expenses and give volunteer service hours.

Testimonials

Students We Serve

ASF serves students who live in and around the border city of Tijuana, Mexico. This includes students from Hogar Infantil “La Gloria, the “birthplace” of Advancing Students Forward/ A Su Futuro. All applicants must have good grades and go through an application process that includes an orientation and interview. Once they are accepted into the program they must continue to be responsible students, participate in monthly meetings, document their school progress and expenses and give volunteer service hours.

Testimonials

Overview

Our ASF participants are engaged in activities that are designed to help the students develop their skills and talents, form a sense of community with one another and grow in strength and confidence. These meetings are held at the Centro de Comunidad “El Tecolote” community center. The community center provides a meeting space for the students with access to kitchen facilities and a computer lab. Students are divided into teams and the university students who act as team leaders facilitate each team. University students form the Student Advisory Board and they are responsible for mentoring their teammates as well as assisting with administrative aspects of each meeting.

ASF also provides opportunities for the students to participate in community service activities in collaboration with the Centro de Comunidad “El Tecolote”. Work-study programs are also available for the students to earn more money towards their school expenses. Most recently students have worked and volunteered as tutors in the homework club, taught computer skills, helped set up the community library and staffed the Centro’s summer camp.

Accomplishments

The students themselves are a tribute to what ASF has accomplished. Each year more than 90% of ASF participants complete the school year and more than 80% return for another year of study. Each year more and more students extend their studies. In 2001, our first participant completed college as an accountant. Maricela has since begun studies for her master’s degree. ASF celebrated our second college graduate in 2006 when Jesus graduated with a degree in medicine. Our alumni list continues to grow. As of 2019 we boast 31 university graduates, 4 technical course grads and hundreds of ASF students who have become the first in their families to complete high school. Alumni have gone on to complete their masters and specialties in medicine as well.

ASF students are frequently recognized with diplomas for ranking first in their class. They have won speech contests, athletic competitions and science fairs at the city and state level. Most importantly they exhibit a desire to learn and to better themselves. They are appreciative of the assistance they receive and respond to the challenges they face and the requirements ASF expects of them with 100% effort and commitment. They are proud to participate in ASF and ASF is proud to be there for them.

Overview

Our ASF participants are engaged in activities that are designed to help the students develop their skills and talents, form a sense of community with one another and grow in strength and confidence. These meetings are held at the Centro de Comunidad “El Tecolote” community center. The community center provides a meeting space for the students with access to kitchen facilities and a computer lab. Students are divided into teams and the university students who act as team leaders facilitate each team. University students form the Student Advisory Board and they are responsible for mentoring their teammates as well as assisting with administrative aspects of each meeting.

ASF also provides opportunities for the students to participate in community service activities in collaboration with the Centro de Comunidad “El Tecolote”. Work-study programs are also available for the students to earn more money towards their school expenses. Most recently students have worked and volunteered as tutors in the homework club, taught computer skills, helped set up the community library and staffed the Centro’s summer camp.

Accomplishments

The students themselves are a tribute to what ASF has accomplished.Each year more than 90% of ASF participants complete the school year and more than 80% return for another year of study. Each year more and more students extend their studies. In 2001, our first participant completed college as an accountant. Maricela has since begun studies for her master’s degree. ASF celebrated our second college graduate in 2006 when Jesus graduated with a degree in medicine. Our alumni list continues to grow. As of 2019 we boast 31 university graduates, 4 technical course grads and hundreds of ASF students who have become the first in their families to complete high school. Alumni have gone on to complete their masters and specialties in medicine as well.

ASF students are frequently recognized with diplomas for ranking first in their class. They have won speech contests, athletic competitions and science fairs at the city and state level. Most importantly they exhibit a desire to learn and to better themselves. They are appreciative of the assistance they receive and respond to the challenges they face and the requirements ASF expects of them with 100% effort and commitment. They are proud to participate in ASF and ASF is proud to be there for them.

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