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MISSION & HISTORY.
We are a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing infinite chances to Guatemalan children, through education. Through our many ongoing projects and future plans, we can offer long-term opportunities for children to escape poverty.
We strive to create sustainable programs that ultimately provide much brighter futures for Guatemalan children. With help from our donors and sponsors, we are able to offer the gift that never stops giving, the infinite chance: Education.
Infinite Chance was founded by Danielle Weaver in 2017. After living in Guatemala for five years and building a relationship with Hogar Miguel Magone, she decided to return to the United States in hopes of raising awareness and funds to continue her projects in Guatemala. Check out more on our founding story here.
WHY WE LOVE GUATEMALA.
We can't name all the reasons - but we'll give you a few. Guatemala's people are passionate and hard-working. The country is rich in resources and natural beauty and its vibrant culture runs deep. But most of all, we love our students and their persistence. Click on the images below for more details!
There are so many reasons we love Guatemala - but there are also many reasons we focus our efforts there. Poverty, violence, corruption, the informal economy, and inequality are all issues that present hurdles for our students (click on the images below for more details). Our goal is to provide them with as many tools as possible to overcome them.
This is the home where most of our students reside and where our computer lab, English classroom, and preschool classrooms are located. Approximately 85 students reside here at any given time. The home is run by founders Karen & Estuardo, along with a robust staff of teachers, psychologists, and more! Hogar Miguel Magone is located just outside of Guatemala City.
OUR PROGRAMS & PROJECTS.
We believe education is THE infinite chance, the chance that keeps on giving. We believe in taking advantage of existing opportunities in Guatemala and supplementing them with additional classes and tools for our students.
With the youngest students at Hogar Miguel Magone being the largest population, we cover the salary of an onsite preschool teacher and fund the classroom.
Although elementary education through 6th grade is “free” in Guatemala, each child requires a costly list of school supplies and uniforms in order to attend. These costs add up to about USD 198 per child per year. Infinite Chance is currently helping over 300 students with these expenses.
Public school in Guatemala ends at the 6th-grade level. However, most vocational and all university programs require a high school degree for consideration. High school tuition starts at about USD 391 per year, not including supplies and uniforms. Infinite Chance is currently assisting 11 high school-level adolescents.
Infinite Chance currently offers computer classes before or after school to approximately 60 students. Our computer center consists of 19 computers and a projector. Each student in the program is receiving approximately 90 minutes of hands-on computer instruction. Click HERE to see our computer lab!
Being a hub for call centers, tourism, hospitality careers, and more, Guatemala offers many opportunities for English speakers. For this reason, in January 2020, Infinite Chance launched the English Language program. Our pilot program is currently reaching approximately 65 students. Click HERE to see our classroom!
To provide even more opportunities to young adolescence, we provide trade school or college tuition to our students as they come of age. We currently have 11 successful graduates, most of whom are already working in their fields of study and/or living on their own. We currently have 4 more students enrolled!
WHERE WE WORK.
At Hogar Miguel Magone we currently have our computer lab, English classroom, and preschool classroom. We also partner with existing elementary and high schools, along with accredited trade schools and colleges in Guatemala.