The ACFFC strongly values and supports the connections made between our students and our visitors in Jacmel. These friendships formed with people around the world foster an invaluable sense of global community in our youth. The impact of connections like these has limitless potential. In coming together, we are defying stereotypes and creating change.
Through our new Sponsorship and Mentorship program, the ACFFC seeks to better connect friends with ACFFC children and young adults.
For Tweens and Teens
Sponsorship of a specific ACFFC teen or tween is an option available only to prior visitors. This is because we would like to emphasize the importance of real, individualized connections between our overseas friends and our students. The goal of our sponsorship program is to focus on realizing potential, rather than pity. Sponsorship funds are not a handout, but an investment. For $1,500 a year, a prior visitor can sponsor a specific ACFFC child or young adult for complete program participation. All ACFFC expenses, including food, water, education, medical care, art supplies, art instruction and most special needs are included in this average standard cost.
Often, visitors come to us with their own array of skills and knowledge that, when shared, can have an incredible impact on our youth. Our students are always ready and eager to learn new things and hone new skills.
Through the mentorship component of the sponsorship program, prior visitors of the ACFFC can also mentor the youth they are sponsoring, be it with a skill, trade, additional support for English or computer classes, a commission agreement, or something else entirely. It can even be as simple as sending art supplies, books, or a special gift at holiday time. Mentorship options are not limited to the ideas expressed here, so if you have an idea, please let us know! Specific arrangements for every individual mentorship will be worked out between the mentor and the ACFFC team. Sponsorship is a requirement of mentorship, but sponsors are not required to mentor if they choose not to.
Sponsorship is a requirement of mentorship, but sponsors are not required to mentor if they choose not to.
Sponsorship of Younger Children
This option is available for all friends of the ACFFC, whether or not they have personally visited us in Jacmel. As with teens and tweens, an annual sponsorship of $1,500 covers all ACFFC expenses, including food, water, education, medical care, art supplies, art instruction and most special needs.
Through sponsorship of our 5-11 year olds, the goal is very simple: we hope to show our little ones that someone cares specifically for them. Sponsors may send books, small gifts, letters, and other things they can think of to connect with their sponsored child.
All sponsors may make their annual donation annually, monthly, or quarterly. Sponsors may be individuals, families, groups of friends, etc. We welcome and encourage fundraising teams!
Sponsors are considered crucial, important members of the ACFFC family. All sponsors will be added to our Fanmi website page as a thank you for your support, unless they wish to remain anonymous. All sponsors will also receive updates about how their sponsored child or young adult is doing during the year. Please note that children with special needs may cost more than the general $1,500. If you don’t have a child in mind that you would like to sponsor, we would be happy to choose a child for you.
If you are interested in becoming an ACFFC fanmi sponsor or sponsor/mentor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org