Sponsor a Student (BECAS)

On a mission trip in 2012, a group of American high school seniors met Moises, a Mexican high school senior while they were helping build a new dining hall for the Mayan Children’s Village.  They were so impressed with Moises’ story–coming to the Children’s Village from a peasant farming family and working hard for six years to graduate from high school.  They decided to sponsor him to continue his education, moving to the Merida Student House to attend college.  Grassroots efforts like these teenagers’ have inspired us to start a more formal sponsorship program so that more people can get personally involved in supporting Acción’s student homes.

Building Educational Chances through American Sponsors (BECAS) is Acción’s sponsorship program. In Spanish “beca” means “scholarship.” BECAS helps you make a difference in the life of a child!  BECAS is a way to provide a scholarship and personally connect with one of the students that Acción supports in our Mayan Children’s Village or Merida Student House.

For $140 per month, you can cover the full cost of hosting a child at our educational homes, or you can provide a partial scholarship–any amount you can give will be greatly appreciated. Children who live in housing provided by Acción are given the chance to get an education that they would otherwise never be able to receive. This is a transformative experience that will benefit them and their families for the rest of their lives. One child at a time, Acción Ministries is breaking the cycle of poverty for Mayan Mexicans.

Please join us in this effort by sponsoring a child. Request more information using the form at the bottom of this page.  If you would like to print information about the BECAS program, you can click here to view our brochure.

Current Residents at the Merida Student House (2018-2019 school year)

These young men are pursuing university degrees at colleges in Merida, Yucatan.

Richard is a 23 year old from Seye, Yucatan. He is studying sports coaching. He has been at CEM since August 2018.
Angel is a 22 year old from Kimbila, Yucatan. He is studying tourist technology. He has been at CEM since August 2018.
Edwin is a 23 year old from Cancab, Yucatan. He is studying civil engineering. He has been at CEM since August 2018.
Jose is from Cantamayec, Yucatan. He is studying gastronomy (culinary school). He has been at CEM since October 2018.
Jamie is a 24 year old from Acanceh, Yucatan. He is studying education. He has been at CEM since August 2017.
Albert is a 20 year old from San Simon, Yucatan. He is studying physics and engineering. He has been at CEM since August 2016.
Josue is a 25 year old from Cenotillo, Yucatan. He is studying systems engineering. He has been at CEM since August 2017.
Jonatan May is a 20 year old from Izamal, Yucatan. He is studying nursing. He has been at CEM since August 2017.
Jonatan Can is a 23 year old from Yaxcaba, Yucatan. He is studying philosophy. He has been at CEM since August 2017.

Current Residents at the Mayan Children’s Village (2018-2019 school year)

These boys and girls are attending middle school or high school in the town of Ignacio Zaragoza, Quintana Roo.

Victor Manuel is from San Cosme, Quintana Roo. He is in high school, and has been at VIM since August 2018.
Luis is a 16 year old from San Juan de Dios, Quintana Roo. He is in middle school, and has been at VIM since August 2018.
Mario is a 15 year old from Nuevo Durango, Quintana Roo. He is in high school, and has been at VIM since August 2018.
Josias is a 15 year old from Isla Holbox, Quintana Roo. He is in high school, and has been at VIM since August 2018.
Brian is a 15 year old from Tres Reyes, Quintana Roo. He is in high school, and has been at VIM since August 2018.
Angel is a 15 year old from Tres Reyes, Quintana Roo. He is in high school, and has been at VIM since August 2018.
Febe is a 13 year old from Popolna, Quintana Roo. She is in middle school, and has been at VIM since August 2018.
Francisco is a 16 year old from Nuevo Durango, Yuatan. He is in middle school, and has been at VIM since August 2018.
Jose is a 17 year old from Santo Domingo, Quintana Roo. He is in middle school, and has been at VIM since August 2016.
Luz is a 14 year old from Santo Domingo, Yucatan. She is in middle school, and has been at VIM since August 2016.
Hociel is a 17 year old from Holbox, Yucatan. He is in high school, and has been at VIM since August 2016.
no photo of Rollie Rollie is a 17 year old from Tres Reyes, Quintana Roo. He is in high school, and has been at VIM since August 2016.
Jesus is a 17 year old from Nuevo Durango, Yucatan. He is in high school, and has been at VIM since August 2016.
Eduardo is an 18 year old from Nuevo Durango, Yucatan. He is in high school, and has been at VIM since August 2016.
Erica is a 16 year old from San Juan de Dios, Quintana Roo. She is in high school, and has been at VIM since August 2017.
no photo of Itzel Itzel is a 16 year old from Pac-Chen, Quintana Roo. He is in high school, and has been at VIM since August 2017.
no photo of Danna Danna is a 16 year old from Tres Reyes, Quintana Roo. She is in high school, and has been at VIM since August 2017.
Natanael is a 16 year old from Tres Reyes, Quintana Roo. He is in high school, and has been at VIM since August 2017.
Lesli is a 17 year old from San Juan de Dios, Quintana Roo. She is in high school, and has been at VIM since August 2017.
no photo of Linda Linda is a 17 year old from Tres Reyes, Quintana Roo. She is in high school, and has been at VIM since August 2017.
Gerzon is an 18 year old from Holbox, Quintana Roo. He is in high school, and has been at VIM since August 2017.
Victor Matu is an 18 year old from Holbox, Quintana Roo. He is in high school, and has been at VIM since August 2017.
Vanessa is a 17 year old from Tres Reyes, Quintana Roo. She is in high school, and has been at VIM since August 2016.
Anthony is a 17 year old from Holbox, Quintana Roo. He is in high school, and has been at VIM since August 2017.