LIGA MAC believes that education is an essential component to ensuring a quality life. Our programs assist low-income students complete their studies.
LIGA MAC’s scholarship program, “Adelante con la Educación or ACE” (moving forward with education), has operated in San Jose del Cabo since 2004. ACE provides tuition fees, mandatory uniforms and school supplies to students in good academic standing who are in jeopardy of leaving school because of financial hardships at home. More than 450 students are now enrolled in ACE in eight local junior high schools (Secundaria), five local high schools (Preparatoria), and several local universities.
Social workers and administrators in each school recommend students to the ACE program. Once accepted, students and their parents must sign an agreement with LIGA MAC to provide report cards, to participate in LIGA MAC’s Community Service projects, and to attend lectures and classes provided by LIGA MAC.
Each year, student files are reviewed and updated by LIGA MAC and school authorities. Students register at the Support Center during June and July, where files are maintained, by school, for each student. At registration, students are provided with vouchers from local stores for school and sports uniforms, shoes and school supplies. Students’ tuition are paid as well. The average cost for tuition, school supplies, uniforms and shoes is approximately $425 USD per student per year.