Jessica Alverez

Sponsored for $25 a month
Program Partner: New Song Nica

Stats

Birthday - 1/2/2005
Favorite Subject - Spanish
Home Village - Candelaria


Bio

Jessica and her sister Juanita live with their aunt, uncle, and cousins. The girls were removed from their mom's care in 2012 due to abuse and neglect. Their father is involved in their lives sporadically. Jessica and her sister have been living with their aunt since November 2012. Their aunt and her family love the girls deeply, but are often without income and were struggling to survive before taking in these two beautiful girls. They are often without food and other basic needs. Jessica is currently in 2nd grade. She is intelligent, loves school, and enjoys reading. Her favorite class is Spanish. In her free time, Jessica loves to play with her sister. She has such a spunky personality and contagious laugh! Jessica dreams of becoming a cook when she grows up.

September 5, 2013

Sponsorship has done so much for Jessica this season. She received a new uniform and shoes for the new semester. Thanks to sponsorship, she is also able to participate in the independence day march in September to be honored as a top student in her class. Beyond providing resources for school needs, she has also been able to receive medical care for a fever, have an infected molar removed from the dentist, and start counseling to gain healing from her past abuse. Sponsorship also provided food provisions for her family and a new bed for her and her sister, Juanita, so they no longer had to share an old crib at her Aunt's house.

January 10, 2014

Jessica's home situation has changed in the last couple of months. Due to her aunt's continued health concerns, Jessica and her sister have now been splitting their time between their aunt and their dad's homes. Thanks to sponsorship, Jessica was able to receive medical care to treat a fever and sore throat. Jessica continues to receive counseling to work through past abuse. Sponsorship also provided additional school supplies for special class projects. Jessica was honored among the top students in her class during the independence day march in September. She just finished 2nd grade and will begin 3rd grade in February 2014.

May 23, 2014

Jessica received her uniform, shoes, backpack, and school supplies for the new school year. She is enjoying 3rd grade. Her teacher looped up with her this year. Her favorite class is math. They are learning addition and subtraction. Jessica has completed her counseling session through the New Song clinic. Jessica received a free dental and medical evaluation at the beginning of the year to ensure that she is in good health. Following this evaluation, she was able to receive medicine that she needed. She was also able to receive free dental care through the New Song clinic to have a tooth extracted, cavities filled, and to receive a cleaning and fluoride treatment to help better care for her teeth.

October 28, 2014

Jessica and her sister Juanita are now living full-time with their dad. They are happy with him and he has been stepping up to take care of them. It’s exciting to see that relationship restored! Jessica received her new uniform and shoes for the second semester of classes. Jessica continues to enjoy school. In Spanish she is learning about antonyms and synonyms. They have also been reading and writing paragraphs. Jessica’s favorite class is math. She has been learning addition, subtraction and multiplication. She told our sponsorship staff, “For awhile I didn’t like math anymore because it was too hard for me, but now my dad has been helping to teach me at home. I understand more and so now I love my math class.” Through her sponsorship, Jessica was able to complete investigations and special class projects. Her family received food provisions during a time when her dad was sick and thus unable to bike around selling icecream. Thankfully, he is now back to work. As a focus of preventative health care, Jessica participated in a dental health teaching; one of New Song’s dentists taught all of the Sunday school children how to properly brush their teeth and provided them with new toothbrushes.

January 5, 2015

Jessica continued to do well in school and finished her year in third grade. She finished the year with a C average with her best grades in Cultural Studies (84), and Civics (80). While she was a dedicated student, her teacher also mentioned that she had become overly flirty with the boys in her class toward the end of her school year. Our sponsorship staff has been discipling Jessica and helping her to make better choices in her relationships. Through her sponsorship, Jessica was able to participate in her school’s end of the year celebration. She was also able to receive free medical care at the New Song clinic when she was sick. Through a generous donation, Jessica and her family were able to receive a water filter for their home to ensure that they have clean drinking water. She will begin 4th grade in February 2015. 

June 13, 2015

Through her sponsorship, Jessica was able to celebrate her birthday together with her family. Jessica turned 9 on January 2nd. She was so excited to have a dinner at home celebrating with her dad, sister, and cousins. Jessica started 4th grade in February 2015. She received her new uniform, shoes, backpack and school supplies for the new school year. Jessica also received an athletic outfit to participate in her PE class. She has been enjoying her new classes so far. Her favorite class is math and she has been learning about multiplication and division. Jessica was able to receive free medical care and medication through the New Song clinic and her family was able to receive food provisions when her dad was sick and unable to work selling ice cream.

August 2015

Jessica has a C average overall in her first semester of classes. Her best grades are in PE and Cultural Studies (90% in both), but her grades are low in all four of her core classes. Jessica can do much better than her current class performance. Over the last couple of months, she has been struggling with her attitude. She is becoming increasingly flirty with boys in her school and is beginning to argue often with other girls in her class. Our sponsorship staff has been meeting with her to encourage her and to help her make better choices. We believe that Jessica is capable of more than she is doing now. She received her new uniform and shoes for the second semester of classes. Her sponsorship allowed her to complete special class projects and to participate in her school’s celebration for Father’s Day in order to honor her dad.

November 2015

Jessica successfully completed fourth grade. She ended the year with a C+ average and was able to bring her grades up significantly throughout the year. Her best grades were 95% in Cultural Studies and Civics and 90% in PE. Jessica marched with her class in the Independence Day parade. Through her sponsorship, she was able to complete special class projects, research at an internet café, and cook a traditional Nicaraguan dish for her Cultural Studies class. She also received free medical care and medicine through the clinic at New Song. Jessica has loved fourth grade and does not want the school year to end. She has had the same teacher for the last three years. Next year she will be with a new teacher. Jessica is sad to see the school year end because she loves her teacher and does not want to say goodbye to her. Although she is sad about school ending, Jessica is excited for her vacation from school. She will be traveling with her dad and Juanita to visit some of their cousins in another city.

April 2016

Jessica began 5th grade in February 2016. She received her uniform, shoes, backpack, school supplies and an athletic outfit to participate in her PE class. Jessica’s favorite class continues to be math because she enjoys solving problems using multiplication and division. Although Language & Literature is her most difficult class, Jessica has been very interested to learning the characteristics of legends. Jessica is happy that her dad has been able to work consistently selling ice cream. Jessica and Juanita continue to do well living with their dad, but also spend significant time with their aunt and cousins.

Fall 2016

Jessica continues to work hard in 5th grade. She has a C average overall in her first semester of classes. Her best grades are 80% in PE and 78% in Vocational Studies. Jessica really likes her teacher. She says that she is good to all her students, loving and responsible. Jessica’s teacher says that she needs to practice greater self-control in class. Jessica is often talkative in class chatting with her friends. Jessica has been very interested to learn about the human body and the different body systems in her science class. Jessica received her new uniform and pair of shoes for the second semester of classes. She was also able to receive additional school supplies that she needs to complete class projects. Thanks to her sponsorship, Jessica was able to receive medical care and medicine through the New Song clinic.

Updates

Jessica and her sister Juanita live with their aunt, uncle, and cousins. The girls were removed from their mom's care in 2012 due to abuse and neglect. Their father is involved in their lives sporadically. Jessica and her sister have been living with their aunt since November 2012. Their aunt and her family love the girls deeply, but are often without income and were struggling to survive before taking in these two beautiful girls. They are often without food and other basic needs. Jessica is currently in 2nd grade. She is intelligent, loves school, and enjoys reading. Her favorite class is Spanish. In her free time, Jessica loves to play with her sister. She has such a spunky personality and contagious laugh! Jessica dreams of becoming a cook when she grows up.

September 5, 2013

Sponsorship has done so much for Jessica this season. She received a new uniform and shoes for the new semester. Thanks to sponsorship, she is also able to participate in the independence day march in September to be honored as a top student in her class. Beyond providing resources for school needs, she has also been able to receive medical care for a fever, have an infected molar removed from the dentist, and start counseling to gain healing from her past abuse. Sponsorship also provided food provisions for her family and a new bed for her and her sister, Juanita, so they no longer had to share an old crib at her Aunt's house.

January 10, 2014

Jessica's home situation has changed in the last couple of months. Due to her aunt's continued health concerns, Jessica and her sister have now been splitting their time between their aunt and their dad's homes. Thanks to sponsorship, Jessica was able to receive medical care to treat a fever and sore throat. Jessica continues to receive counseling to work through past abuse. Sponsorship also provided additional school supplies for special class projects. Jessica was honored among the top students in her class during the independence day march in September. She just finished 2nd grade and will begin 3rd grade in February 2014.

May 23, 2014

Jessica received her uniform, shoes, backpack, and school supplies for the new school year. She is enjoying 3rd grade. Her teacher looped up with her this year. Her favorite class is math. They are learning addition and subtraction. Jessica has completed her counseling session through the New Song clinic. Jessica received a free dental and medical evaluation at the beginning of the year to ensure that she is in good health. Following this evaluation, she was able to receive medicine that she needed. She was also able to receive free dental care through the New Song clinic to have a tooth extracted, cavities filled, and to receive a cleaning and fluoride treatment to help better care for her teeth.

October 28, 2014

Jessica and her sister Juanita are now living full-time with their dad. They are happy with him and he has been stepping up to take care of them. It’s exciting to see that relationship restored! Jessica received her new uniform and shoes for the second semester of classes. Jessica continues to enjoy school. In Spanish she is learning about antonyms and synonyms. They have also been reading and writing paragraphs. Jessica’s favorite class is math. She has been learning addition, subtraction and multiplication. She told our sponsorship staff, “For awhile I didn’t like math anymore because it was too hard for me, but now my dad has been helping to teach me at home. I understand more and so now I love my math class.” Through her sponsorship, Jessica was able to complete investigations and special class projects. Her family received food provisions during a time when her dad was sick and thus unable to bike around selling icecream. Thankfully, he is now back to work. As a focus of preventative health care, Jessica participated in a dental health teaching; one of New Song’s dentists taught all of the Sunday school children how to properly brush their teeth and provided them with new toothbrushes.

January 5, 2015

Jessica continued to do well in school and finished her year in third grade. She finished the year with a C average with her best grades in Cultural Studies (84), and Civics (80). While she was a dedicated student, her teacher also mentioned that she had become overly flirty with the boys in her class toward the end of her school year. Our sponsorship staff has been discipling Jessica and helping her to make better choices in her relationships. Through her sponsorship, Jessica was able to participate in her school’s end of the year celebration. She was also able to receive free medical care at the New Song clinic when she was sick. Through a generous donation, Jessica and her family were able to receive a water filter for their home to ensure that they have clean drinking water. She will begin 4th grade in February 2015. 

June 13, 2015

Through her sponsorship, Jessica was able to celebrate her birthday together with her family. Jessica turned 9 on January 2nd. She was so excited to have a dinner at home celebrating with her dad, sister, and cousins. Jessica started 4th grade in February 2015. She received her new uniform, shoes, backpack and school supplies for the new school year. Jessica also received an athletic outfit to participate in her PE class. She has been enjoying her new classes so far. Her favorite class is math and she has been learning about multiplication and division. Jessica was able to receive free medical care and medication through the New Song clinic and her family was able to receive food provisions when her dad was sick and unable to work selling ice cream.

August 2015

Jessica has a C average overall in her first semester of classes. Her best grades are in PE and Cultural Studies (90% in both), but her grades are low in all four of her core classes. Jessica can do much better than her current class performance. Over the last couple of months, she has been struggling with her attitude. She is becoming increasingly flirty with boys in her school and is beginning to argue often with other girls in her class. Our sponsorship staff has been meeting with her to encourage her and to help her make better choices. We believe that Jessica is capable of more than she is doing now. She received her new uniform and shoes for the second semester of classes. Her sponsorship allowed her to complete special class projects and to participate in her school’s celebration for Father’s Day in order to honor her dad.

November 2015

Jessica successfully completed fourth grade. She ended the year with a C+ average and was able to bring her grades up significantly throughout the year. Her best grades were 95% in Cultural Studies and Civics and 90% in PE. Jessica marched with her class in the Independence Day parade. Through her sponsorship, she was able to complete special class projects, research at an internet café, and cook a traditional Nicaraguan dish for her Cultural Studies class. She also received free medical care and medicine through the clinic at New Song. Jessica has loved fourth grade and does not want the school year to end. She has had the same teacher for the last three years. Next year she will be with a new teacher. Jessica is sad to see the school year end because she loves her teacher and does not want to say goodbye to her. Although she is sad about school ending, Jessica is excited for her vacation from school. She will be traveling with her dad and Juanita to visit some of their cousins in another city.

April 2016

Jessica began 5th grade in February 2016. She received her uniform, shoes, backpack, school supplies and an athletic outfit to participate in her PE class. Jessica’s favorite class continues to be math because she enjoys solving problems using multiplication and division. Although Language & Literature is her most difficult class, Jessica has been very interested to learning the characteristics of legends. Jessica is happy that her dad has been able to work consistently selling ice cream. Jessica and Juanita continue to do well living with their dad, but also spend significant time with their aunt and cousins.

Fall 2016

Jessica continues to work hard in 5th grade. She has a C average overall in her first semester of classes. Her best grades are 80% in PE and 78% in Vocational Studies. Jessica really likes her teacher. She says that she is good to all her students, loving and responsible. Jessica’s teacher says that she needs to practice greater self-control in class. Jessica is often talkative in class chatting with her friends. Jessica has been very interested to learn about the human body and the different body systems in her science class. Jessica received her new uniform and pair of shoes for the second semester of classes. She was also able to receive additional school supplies that she needs to complete class projects. Thanks to her sponsorship, Jessica was able to receive medical care and medicine through the New Song clinic.

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