Say hello to Yadira, one of our 2021 Institute students! We can't wait to welcome her to Casa Hope on July 18!
"I am excited to be part of the Institute because I want to increase my knowledge, be less nervous in public, learn new ways to express myself, learn to be a leader, and, above all, help people who need our support."
Meet Yamarani from San Angel! She is part of the San Angel Leadership Club and excited to be part of the Institute this summer.
"Being part of the leadership club has taught me about the things I can do and what I like. It has also shown me what I can do to help my community and the people around me."
Meet Selmy from Solferino!
Selmy dreams of serving those around her—and she is already doing just that. While her mom works, Selmy cares for her younger siblings.
"I dream of going far. I want to achieve the things I set out to do—and I want to help my family and my community."
Levi is one of our 2021 Institute students—and we can't wait to welcome him this summer!
"I am excited about the Institute because it is a place where you learn great things like self-discovery and public speaking. No one discriminates—you can feel comfortable and get out of your comfort zone. Best of all, the Institute helps people who need it most—and I love helping people who need it the most."
Meet Vasti, one of our 2021 Institute students! Last year, as a member of the Leadership Club in San Ángel, she helped lead Institute Junior—and now she is so excited to be part of the Institute herself!
"When Diego asked me to help with Institute Junior, I was a little nervous because I didn't know anything—this was new for me. But he explained everything and showed me what to do. The children learned very quickly and I loved seeing their happy faces as they did each of their activities. I felt so good and happy to have been able to help Diego lead this program—and by helping, I also gained a friend."
Meet Rodrigo from San Angel—one of our incredible students joining the Institute this summer. He dreams of being an architect, and when asked how his friends would describe him, he said:
"They would say that I am gracious, happy, always positive...and someone who never stops talking!"
Say hello to Lizeth, one of our Institute students this summer! Lizeth has big dreams for the future, and we can't wait to help her achieve them!
"My biggest dream is to be a lawyer who helps women because, right now, women's voices aren't usually respected."