Asociación Esperanza Juvenil (Boys Hope Girls Hope Guatemala)

Non profit organization
(+502) 2254-9911

Esperanza Juvenil (Boys Hope Girls Hope Guatemala) helps academically motivated children and youth rise above disadvantaged backgrounds and become successful in college and beyond.

Women, Men, Girls, Boys, Indigenous peoples, Youth
Education, Youth, Children at risk, Housing
Guatemala (Guatemala City)

Organizational contacts & locations

Lucas Pinzon
Executive Director
Marielos Martinez
Fundraising Coordinator
Maria Fernanda Franco
Fundraising Coordinator
Stephanie Klose
Latin America Director for BHGH
12 Avenida 16-32 zona 2, 
Guatemala City
Guatemala City, 

Mission, vision & values


To nurture and guide motivated young people in need to become well-educated, career-ready men and women for others.


We believe in opportunity, education and inclusion for every motivated young person.

We are: Academically Focused,  Service Oriented,  Family-like,  Long-Term and Comprehensive,  Faith-Inspired,  Voluntary in Nature.

Products, services, and programs


We provide students with psychological services, and other services through third parties, including: spiritual, medical and health.

As for social service, students do various community services during the year.


We provide two big programs:

  1. Education through our own school, from 3rd grade to 12th grade
  2. Residential program, where trained staff cares for students who opt to live in our program facilities in order to attend our school. Our residential program offers students' safety and security, food, water, electricity and other basic services.

We work with children and youth from all over Guatemala. Our program is based in Guatemala City, where the students who live far away come live in. We currently serve students from 17 different departments.

Organizational detail

Number of employees: 
Private donations, Corporate donations, Fundraising
Primary issue(s) / need(s) addressed

We are focused on the issue of access to education, based on the figures of access to education and poverty by the Instituto Nacional de Estadistica (INE).

Impact, adaptations & objectives

Impact to date

We provide support to more than 300 children to access a quality education from primary to diversified. We currently serve 44 students at the elementary level, 52 basic, 29 diversified and 47 students at the university. To date we have 10 college graduates.

Impact measuring

We measure our impact through Strategy Planning and KPI's.

Organizational adaptations: 
Size and/or structure, Funding model, How you collaborate or work with others
Organizational adaptation details

Size and/or structure

We have grown in the number of students served per year, we increased the educational levels in our own schools.

Funding model

We get support from more local donors.

How you collaborate or work with others

We work with strategic alliances with organizations that refer children to us to be inserted in the program.

Short term objectives


By 2022 it is expected to receive 30 new students at the primary level.


Improve results on standardized education measurement tests.


Graduation of 2 univertaries.

Long term objectives


By 2026 it is expected to have more than 100 young people in the university.


Be a reference in education within organizations.


By 2026 we expect to have 40 young college graduates.