Celebrating Milestones, by Claire Rogers, Back2Back US Staff

Saul, Marcos, and Omar on graduation day

Congratulations to our recent high school and college graduates! Through the Hope Education Program, Saul and Omar recently graduated from college, with Saul earning a law degree and Omar receiving a degree in Computer Systems.  Marcos, Katya and Perla graduated from high school.  Many of these students are the first in their family to attend and graduate from high school and college.

Last weekend, Back2Back staff cheered them on as they stood alongside their classmates to receive their diplomas.  We are so proud of their success and are eager to continue to support them as they pursue their career goals. Thank you for joining with us by investing in their future through the Hope Education Program!

Through the Hope Education Program, Back2Back offers students from Mexican children’s homes a way to continue their education when free public school ends at ninth grade. The students stay on the Back2Back campus in homes with staff families, experiencing a healthy family life, perhaps for the very first time. Students are mentored, provided with an education, and encouraged to pursue their dreams so that they can become self-sustaining individuals who give back to their community. Only 4% of Mexicans complete college; those who do will become the leaders of tomorrow, forever shaping the direction of their country.

For more information on contributing to the Hope Program, please contact the Back2Back US office at 513-754-0300.