School Sponsorship Program

More than half the children in the developing world are severely deprived of one or more basic necessities, including adequate shelter, proper nutrition, safe water and quality health care. Millions have never been to school. You can help us change this reality for a child in need.

School SPonsorship Program

The School Sponsorship Program connects U.S. students with an NPH supported child, living in one of our residential care homes or the surrounding community.

Whether you choose to sponsor a student as a classroom, club or whole school, you will help provide food, clothing, health care, education and a safe and loving home for one or many children in our care. Through letters and the opportunity to visit, students can form a lasting friendship and provide critical support to a child in need.


Founded in 1965, NPH USA transforms the lives of vulnerable children in Latin America and the Caribbean by supporting the homes, health services and educational programs of Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH, Spanish for “Our Little Brothers and Sisters”). Together, we help children overcome poverty and become leaders in their own communities.

NPH is fully supporting more than 3,300 boys and girls in Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru. An additional 2,800 community children receive scholarships, meals, health care and other support. More than 107,000 services were provided through community outreach programs in 2019.

Why Partner with NPH USA?

Sponsoring a child provides students with an opportunity to directly connect with a child in need. This experience helps foster community service, global awareness, leadership, creativity, compassion for others, and helps unite students in a common cause.

  • LEARN the importance of philanthropy through teamwork
  • ENRICH (or begin) your study of another language, culture and/or country
  • DEVELOP a relationship with a child from a different socioeconomic background through letters and visits
  • DISCOVER firsthand how friendship and generosity can make a lasting difference in a child’s life and yours

What You Will Receive

  • A picture and biography of your sponsored child
  • Your sponsored child’s annual school progress report
  • Personal letters from your sponsored child in their language, accompanied by English translations
  • Tools to help incorporate the unique benefits of child sponsorship into your curriculum

Tools for Educators

Our free materials help students explore many subjects, including:

  • CULTURE AND GEOGRAPHY: Fact sheets and videos teach about the countries we serve, including traditions and the daily lives of the children you help support.
  • ECONOMICS: Charts help students keep track of the money collected to support the sponsored child.
  • LANGUAGE SKILLS: Students write to their sponsored child and receive letters in return in Spanish or French with English translations.
  • READING: Newsletters and reports can be used for class discussion and to improve reading skills.
  • SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: Visiting and with your class offers students the opportunity to develop computer skills and learn how to follow instructions.
  • TEAMWORK: Have students work together to fundraise for their child sponsorship.

“Since we began sponsoring several children through NPH USA, I have been blessed to witness a remarkable growth in our own students. Originally intended to merely plant the seeds of global awareness and social justice within their hearts and minds, our participation in this program has proven inspirational in watching those seeds grow and be nurtured through a genuine concern for others less fortunate. This transformation has opened not only their eyes (and hearts), but those of the entire school community, to a more comprehensive vision of our collective responsibility to care for and support those most in need.”
– Michael Brennan, former Principal
Most Holy Trinity School
Phoenix, AZ


Transform a child’s life
for just $50 a month and make a lasting impact
on your students.

What Your Sponsorship Provides:

Your contributions will be pooled with those of other caring sponsors to help provide all of the children
we support with:

• A safe home and individual attention
• Nutritious food
• Shoes and clothing
• Healthcare
• An education
• Values and skills to achieve a
productive future

$600 per year is the minimum amount to sponsor a child. For a class of 30 students, that equals $20 per student per school year.


•  Program Flyer (PDF)
•  Resources and Publications
•  Fundraisers Guide (PDF)
•  Fundraising Chart (PDF)
•  Videos


Contact Us

For more information, or to become a School Sponsor, please contact the national NPH USA office or the regional office nearest you.

NPH USA • 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 4000 • Chicago, IL 60606-3193
Toll-free 888.201.8880 •

Regional Offices

Northwest: 425.646.3935
Southwest: 480.967.9449
Upper Midwest: 651.482.1703
Midwest: 312.386.7499
Mid-Atlantic/Northeast: 617.206.4940
Southeast: 888.201.8880

NPH USA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, Federal Tax ID# 65-1229309. Donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. All donated funds are diligently appropriated and an audited financial statement is available upon request.