YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
We believe that education is the most powerful resource for personal, family and community development. Our initial goal was to help students break the cycle of poverty through financial aid. However, with time and experience we realized that financial assistance was not sufficient. This is why CasaSito developed a holistic program that also includes psycho-social support, workshops, club activities, and volunteerism. This encourages the students’ personal growth and helps to form future leaders who can create permanent change for themselves, their families, and their communities.
As part of this process we aim to maintain an equal gender ratio, and to support students from various ethnic backgrounds, both rural and urban.
Prospective new scholars must go through a rigorous application process. This includes:
Letter of recommendation
Home visit from a psychologist or social worker
Interview with the scholarship committee