Ways to Help

Donate MoneyBoy at La Pedrera School

We would like to be able to support a second teacher for the school and offer scholarships to help send graduates to University. Your donations could help us achieve those goals. Donations are tax deductible. There are two ways to donate to the general fund:

  1. Online.You may donate online through Paypal.

  2. By Check. Checks should be made payable to La Pedrera School Project and mailed to:
    La Pedrera School Project
    c/o Jlio Batres
    4701 Zenith Ave South
    Minneapolis MN 55410-1873

Sponsor a Child

Sponsorship costs¬†$300 for a child in primary school and $450 for a child in middle school or high school. Currently there are 40 children attending the school, with many more waiting for sponsorship. Your sponsor dollars are tax deductible and they go directly to support the children’s education. We need your help to accomplish our goal.


Casa Xelaju, a Spanish language school in Quetzaltenago, founded and supports the La Pedrera School. For students doing extended study (2 or more months) at Casa Xelaju, there are opportunities to put your language skills to work as a volunteer. Volunteers must have a high level ofproficiency in Spanish. A volunteer could expect to spend half days at the school assisting the teacher with lessons in math, science, art, writing, and computer skills. If you are already planning to do immersion language study at Casa Xelaju and would like additional experience teaching in Spanish, contact us to learn more about how you might help at the school.

More Info

If you would like more information or have questions, you may contact us at info@lapedreraschoolproject.com.