How Can You Help? If your heart races with optimism, like a Tarahumura runner, reading about the wonderful work described above, we ask you to join us in one of 4 ways:
You can literally change history, positively help prevent the problem of immigration, and begin a cross- cultural relationship that could last a lifetime. Remarkably, only $43 a month gets a student through a year of high school, and only $63 a month buys a year of college. We have 100 student applications waiting!
NOTE: One of the harsh realities of a mission started by a pioneer now 85-year-old is that many of our most loyal first sponsors of 5 to 10 students each are now 85-90 years old themselves, and making their last donations. So we ask you to THINK BIG and pray about whether you could adopt multiple students.
The payback will be so rewarding! You are welcome to correspond with and hear back from your children, and we can even try to coordinate a Zoom call and translator. We are also offering a beautiful thank you gift to any new sponsor, both so you are reminded to pray for the students, and as a great conversation piece to spread the word about Canyon Scholars.
Canyon Scholars has been an extremely lean organization over the years since Ren and colleagues ran it in their retirement on volunteer time. Directors on both sides of the border receive stipends for their work; a website needs to be built; a social media campaign run to reach younger sponsors, etc.
Convinced of the repeated dividends this mission, sponsors ask us, “How can we help the most?” That would be to commit to monthly funding of our operations budget. If you join our loyal supporters to build the Next Generation, we will invite you to periodic Zoom-meeting progress reports, with regular success stories, telling how young adults are remaking their worlds!
NOTE: We are especially interested in connecting with the children of longtime Canyon Scholars
supporters, wanting the advice, creativity and participation of younger leaders!
Join this exciting kindness conspiracy as we help prevent poverty and immigration, rather than criticize it. Most of our families have adopted a child. How about you and yours? Most are grateful for the opportunity!