MEF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All contributions are U.S. tax-deductible.
 
DONATE BY MAIL OR PHONE:
If you prefer to donate by mail, please make check payable to Maya Educational Foundation and send to:
 
Maya Educational Foundation
P.O. Box 1483
Wellfleet, MA 02667, USA 
 
Or call us at:
 
Tel. (508) 349-1330
 
The Maya Educational Foundation supports the educational and professional advancement of the Maya people and neighboring indigenous cultures in southern Mexico, Belize and Central America, and sustains programs that foster study, preservation and understanding of those cultures.

 

         
Esperanza Juvenil 
 
MEF’s partner since 2007, Esperanza Juvenil (Boys Hope Girls Hope) in Guatemala City provides children with caring, family-like homes, opportunities to discover and develop their talents, and a 21st century education. Esperanza Juvenil’s commitment to the 170 youths it now serves includes support through university and the students’ transition to independent living. Its mission is “to help academically capable and motivated children in-need to meet their full potential” and to care about others.
 
Meet a few of the students:


 
The children come from all parts of Guatemala, from impoverished backgrounds and from families that suffer from extreme distress and cannot meet their basic needs. The children’s lives have been marked by abuse, alcoholism, intra-family and community violence. A third of the students speak Spanish as a second language; their first languages include the Mayan languages Mam, Tz’utujil, K’iche’ and Kaqchikel.
 
MEF currently provides funding for 20 scholarships for Maya students who live in the Esperanza Juvenil homes and study at the Esperanza Juvenil Educational Center during their elementary and middle school years. After middle school, the scholars attend top private high schools in Guatemala City and then go on to university, all the while benefitting from the moral and practical support that Esperanza Juvenil provides them.
 
For more information on Esperanza Juvenil, visit their website.

Maya Educational Foundation • P.O. Box 1483 • Wellfleet, MA 02667, USA
Tel. (508) 349-1330 • Fax (508) 349-0252 • mef@mayaedufound.org