Meet Ilay!

Meet Ilay! Ilay is a high school student in Advance Panama. She heard about Advance Panama’s reputation for creating champions and boldly approached us to mentor her and help her study at a school that teaches science. The only option is over an hour away, down the dangerous mountains. The public

Meet Zayaris!

Meet Zayaris! Zayaris was referred to us by another AP student who noticed her dedication to having a better life. She walked 3 hours one-way to high school, crossing multiple rivers that were regularly flooded during the rainy season. As the youngest of nine children, she has the chance to be

Meet Maria!

Meet Maria! Maria is one of nine children, and will be the first person in her family to receive a college degree.  She lives on the rim of the volcano with her parents, who are subsistence farmers. Maria is a great example of a student who, having no assurance of being

Meet Evelyn!

Meet Evelyn! Evelyn is yet another talented young woman referred to us because of her excellent reputation in the community. She and her sisters grew up against all odds with a single mother. This did not deter Evelyn from pursuing her education and maintaining her personal integrity. Evelyn was not sure

Meet Abdiel!

Meet Abdiel! Without any safety net or assurance of being able to go to college, still Abdiel jumped off the proverbial cliff and applied. As an honors high school student, his consistency and hard work made an impression on everyone who came in contact with him. This has continued into his

Meet Karla!

Meet Karla! Our journey with Karla began as a simple friendship. One day while discussing her plans for the future, she disclosed to us that she applied to university the year before, but could not complete the process because it cost $30. A whole year without moving forward toward her goals


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