Sponsor a student, impact a community

In Guatemala, many families do not have the means to send their children to school. Since we began our work in 1999, supporters like you have provided the resources to allow youth in one of Guatemala City’s most impoverished communities to pursue their education.

By becoming a sponsor, you join a network of supporters who believe in the transformational impact that a quality education can have on a child’s life. Because of the support that sponsors provide, all Safe Passage students have access to: 


Sponsoring helps over 500 Safe Passage students

Though we will pair you with an individual student, your gifts help to ensure that every Safe Passage student has access to all of our services. Sponsorship gifts are pooled together. Regardless of each student’s personal sponsorship status, they can access equitable and enriching education and holistic services that enable them to thrive. 


How much does it cost?

While the direct average cost per student is roughly $1,842 annually, when you add up the costs of all the services we provide, the minimum total spent per student is $3,000 per year, or $250 per month. With this investment, we are able to provide life changing quality education and holistic services for over 500 students in the Guatemala City dump community. Sponsors typically contribute between $50-$250 per month to support their sponsored student each year, although payments can be made when convenient; whether that is bi-monthly, quarterly, or annually. 

Become a sponsor, or rally together with friends, family, coworkers, or community groups to sponsor a student together. You will receive twice yearly updates and photos of a student benefiting from your support. We welcome emails and photos that we are happy to help translate if you wish to be in touch with your student. 

Please see our handbook for more details

A mutually enriching opportunity

You will have the unique opportunity to engage with your student during  their educational journey through letters and photos. Write letters to your student, or send a note of encouragement to their whole class! 

Want to be more involved? Each year we hold two Sponsor Days where sponsors can visit their students at Safe Passage in Guatemala, or connect with them and learn more about our programs over Zoom.


Questions? We’re here to help.

Feel free to get in touch with our U.S. office by phone at (207) 846-1188 or by writing to our Sponsorship Coordinator in Guatemala at sponsorship@safepassage.org

Additional Resources

Please read through our Sponsorship Handbook for more information on sponsorship cost, policies, and protocol.

Join our Community

When you make a donation, join a Support Team, sponsor a child, organize an event or volunteer in Guatemala, you help a top rated school empower people and change lives in one of the poorest places on earth.


Become a Hanley’s Helper

Join our recurring giving program and help us maintain consistent support for our students.

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Your gift gives hope, education, and opportunity to our students and their families

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Join a Support Team in Guatemala

Spend one week of service learning at our program in Guatemala

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Contribute your time and experience in our U.S. office or program site in Guatemala

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Contact Us

We invite you to reach out to our U.S. office in New Gloucester, Maine and our program site in Guatemala City


49 Farm View Dr
Raymond Hall, Suite 302
New Gloucester, ME 04260

9am - 5pm (EST)

TEL (207) 846-1188
FAX (207) 926-8244



6a. Avenida 11-95 Zona 7
Colonia Landivar, Ciudad de Guatemala

8am - 5pm (GMT)

TEL (502) 2440-4388