Lets Be Ready

Our mission is to use unemployed youth in Guatemala to prepare at-risk Guatemalan children for the first-grade by establishing preschool classrooms and training the teachers. Our vision is to help break the cycle of poverty in Guatemala by reducing the high rate of drop-out and repetition of children in the first-grade while giving jobs to an underutilized portion of the population, young men and women. Our goal is to have none of our students fail the first grade and to advance the teachers as productive members and leaders in their communities.

Lets Be Ready
2722 Geneva Place
Longmont, CO 80503
United States
480-478-2172
http://fredzambroski@hotmail.com

Founder

Fred Zambroski

Management Team

Nora T Bacajol

Board of Directors

Nancy L Carpenter, Donna Mc Gee, Marshon Thorsen, Fred Zambroski

Project Leaders

Fred Zambroski

Mission

Our mission is to use unemployed youth in Guatemala to prepare at-risk Guatemalan children for the first-grade by establishing preschool classrooms and training the teachers. Our vision is to help break the cycle of poverty in Guatemala by reducing the high rate of drop-out and repetition of children in the first-grade while giving jobs to an underutilized portion of the population, young men and women. Our goal is to have none of our students fail the first grade and to advance the teachers as productive members and leaders in their communities.

Programs

1. We find graduated but unemployed teachers and offer to put them to work in their communities as preschool teachers. Our sponsors' donation gives them a stipend each month and provides the classroom materials. They have to find the space to hold the classes and manage all the relationships with parents and leaders in their community. They are social entrepreneurs. 2.Unfortunately in the very rural communities, there are no graduated teachers. Therefor we are developing a new program, Aula Magica. The program is designed to be facilitated by young literate local people in these rural communities. The kids would gather daily in a community building for 2 hours to be helped by the local trained mentors to interact with the characters in the recorded program. Kind of like Sesame Street, but on the radio and in groups, not at home.

Statistics on Lets Be Ready

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2015: $52,777
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $45,000
  • Other funding sources: 75%I ndividual donors 25% NGO's
  • Religious Affiliation: None

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