BECA
Changing Lives in La Mision
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THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED IN FANDANGO 2018
What: Cocktails, silent auction, dinner, live auction, music and dancing.

When: 4:00 pm Sunday, September 2, 2018

Where: Crosthwaite Property on Calle Felipe Crosthwaite in La Colonia de Santa Anita:
Last year’s Fandango Success
More than 200 people enjoyed an evening of good food, friends and fun while raising over $22,000 (U.S.) dollars to improve the lives of La Misión children. Thank you to ALL who participated!
BECA
Email: info@beca4kids.org

Mail: LMCFund–BECA
c/o Kathleen Dwyer
332 N. Canyon Blvd
Monrovia, Ca. 91016

© 2018 LMCFund-BECA, La Misión, B.C.
Who We Are
BECA is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1995 by local members of the La Misión community from both sides of the border.

BECA was created to support the education of La Misión children, to identify the most gifted and motivated students, and help them to reach career goals that would be impossible without help.

BECA is an all-volunteer organization with minimal overhead costs. Generous donations of time, expertise and creativity help raise the much-needed thousands of dollars annually to support the educational goals of local La Misión students.

Your involvement in BECA’s annual social events helps raise funds for the scholarship program that has benefited local youth since 1998. 
When we help promote local students in their quest for excellence we all benefit...
When we help promote local students in their quest for excellence we all benefit…
BECA students can be the future leaders of the La Misión community and, perhaps, the Republic of Mexico. We are privileged to live here and share in their success.
Our Mission is to support local students with scholarships and financial aid to enable them to stay in school, pursue their dreams, and rise above a life of poverty and manual labor. 
After members of the BECA community successfully petitioned the Governor of Baja California to open a high school in La Misión, the first high school graduation was held in 2011. Prior to 2008, high school students had to be transported to Rosarito or Ensenada. 
BECA
In the 2012-2013 school year, La Misión's BECA Committee awarded scholarships to 96 qualified students, totaling $23,185 (U.S. Dollars) including scholarships for eight students enrolled in Elementary School, 20 in Junior High School, 36 in High School and 32 in University.

Each year, our elementary and high school success means we have more kids entering University. Our 2015-2016 School-Year commitment increased to 113 qualified students - including 45 in University.
BECA’s Future Success Depends on YOU!
Your support is essential to helping our increasingly qualified students continue to achieve their goals.

2017 Scholarships:
11 Elementary
25 Junior High School
28 High School
43 University
4 Trade School 

Total 111 qualified students = BECABudget $30,564
Success Stories
ERIKA, age 27, graduated in 2014 from UABC in Ensenada with a degree in Physical Education and now works at La Misión High School. As one of seven kids in her family, Erika says she would never have continued her education past high school without support from BECA.

Erika tutors students and inspires them with her story of hardship and persistence because she has learned first hand that education provides more choices in life.
ERIKA, age 27, graduated in 2014 from UABC in Ensenada with a degree in Physical Education and now works at La Misión High School. As one of seven kids in her family, Erika says she would never have continued her education past high school without support from BECA.

Erika tutors students and inspires them with her story of hardship and persistence because she has learned first hand that education provides more choices in life.
ARTURO, age 30, works at the Door of Faith Orphanage in La Misión and is a testament to persistence, tenacity and the power of education to change lives. Arturo received BECA support from grade school to college, but had to drop out to support his family after his father died. 

Feeling adrift and yearning to continue his college degree, Arturo returned to UABC in Tijuana where he will soon receive his degree in Psychology and become the staff psychologist at the orphanage. 
ARTURO, age 30, works at the Door of Faith Orphanage in La Misión and is a testament to persistence, tenacity and the power of education to change lives. Arturo received BECA support from grade school to college, but had to drop out to support his family after his father died. 

Feeling adrift and yearning to continue his college degree, Arturo returned to UABC in Tijuana where he will soon receive his degree in Psychology and become the staff psychologist at the orphanage. 
MIGUEL, age 20, was repeatedly told he would never amount to anything. From a very young age, he cooked and cleaned for his family, yet they still rejected him for being gay.  Now, with support from BECA, Miguel is studying culinary arts and dreams of someday having his own restaurant.
MIGUEL, age 20, was repeatedly told he would never amount to anything. From a very young age, he cooked and cleaned for his family, yet they still rejected him for being gay.  Now, with support from BECA, Miguel is studying culinary arts and dreams of someday having his own restaurant.
ARACELI, age 23, was facing a future much like that of her friends and family with few options beyond cleaning houses for a living. Now, thanks to mentorship and the financial support provided by BECA, Araceli is studying to become a social worker at a university in Ensenada. She dreams of helping others overcome life’s challenges.
ARACELI, age 23, was facing a future much like that of her friends and family with few options beyond cleaning houses for a living. Now, thanks to mentorship and the financial support provided by BECA, Araceli is studying to become a social worker at a university in Ensenada. She dreams of helping others overcome life’s challenges.
OXIRIS, age 19, dreams of a better life. With five brothers, one sister, and parents separated, she describes a life that is hard for most of us to imagine. Her mother cleans houses, sells coconuts, does whatever she can to feed her children. At the University in Ensenada, Oxiris is working hard to overcome these odds.
OXIRIS, age 19, dreams of a better life. With five brothers, one sister, and parents separated, she describes a life that is hard for most of us to imagine. Her mother cleans houses, sells coconuts, does whatever she can to feed her children. At the University in Ensenada, Oxiris is working hard to overcome these odds.
FRANCISCO, age 20, is in the gastronomy program in the university in Ensenada. His mother is the oldest of 17 children and his father died when he was only three. Thanks to support from BECA, Francisco can imagine a life beyond drugs and poverty, and dreams of becoming a great chef.
FRANCISCO, age 20, is in the gastronomy program in the university in Ensenada. His mother is the oldest of 17 children and his father died when he was only three. Thanks to support from BECA, Francisco can imagine a life beyond drugs and poverty, and dreams of becoming a great chef.

DONATE

Your donations and participation in events like FANDANGO
help BECA change lives by providing education in La Mision!

THANK YOU!

BECA

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS HERE

FANDANGO RESERVATIONS!

Pre-Sales $40 per guest. At the Gate $50.

Drink Tickets: Pre-Sales;  12 for $10 and 25 for $20. At the Gate $1/ticket

The food promises to be delicious.  The silent auction will have something for everyone.  The live auction has 17 amazing items . . . including the Titanic dinner for 12.  You and 11 of your friends will dine in the style of the first class guests on the Titanic.  The menu is inspired by the real menus from the Titanic.  The tableware and service will be absolutely Titanic first class as well.  Your hosts, Pagan and Gary Zoss promise an experience you’ll never forget (but no iceberg).

Directions To Our New Venue: 

                From the La Fondas, head south on the free road (libre) 4.5 kms to KM 64.  Turn right (toward the ocean) onto the dirt road between Magańas and the Loncheria (look for the balloons).  Drive 200 meters . . . the venue will be on your right at the first stop sign.  Again watch for the balloons.  There will be BECA students and fathers directing the parking.