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Selected Aurora Art Walk Sales Benefit Jóvenes Adelante’s Scholarship Students

By Robin Loving Rowland

Jóvenes Adelante University scholarship recipient Diana Bautista reveived reccognition for her academic efforts

If this town is more passionate about anything other than art and community benefits, I’d like to know what that is. Come to the Fábrica Aurora Art Walk to see and purchase art that will benefit the outstanding university scholarship students of Jóvenes Adelante, JA. Admission is free, and there will be complimentary snacks and beverages as well as opportunities to meet students and learn about volunteering with Jóvenes Adelante.

Aurora Art Walk Benefit
Sat, Dec 6, 5-7pm
Fábrica la Aurora (between the galleries of Fernando M. Díaz & Mario Oliva)
Calzada de la Aurora
Free entrance

The galleries of Fernando M. Díaz and Mario Oliva are sponsoring this benefit. Oliva recently hosted a similar event to fund his medical emergency; the success of that event inspired the two galleries to help Jóvenes Adelante’s extremely talented, deserving students to graduate from a university prepared for professional success.

Fifty percent of sales will go to the contributing artists, and the other 50 percent will benefit Jóvenes Adelante’s university scholarship students. One of the scholarship recipients recently wrote sponsors to say, “Although my grandmother died this semester, for which I stayed home some of the time, I finished with good marks and found an internship in IT in Celaya. I am happily developing software for the gas industry. This has enabled me to take my first plane flight, to Monterrey. That was scary, but great. When I graduate December 6, I plan to seek employment in Querétaro or Guadalajara and pursue a master’s degree. I am very grateful that you have supported me. From my heart, thank you so much!”

Another Jóvenes Adelante university scholarship student said, “You are wonderful people without whom the dreams of JA students could not come true. JA was my motivation every day at the university because I knew someone believed in me and was waiting for me to graduate and make changes in my community. Without JA I would not have been able to go to a university. Now, I am a licensed pharmaceutical chemist. In my studies, I looked for the genes that make humans sick and found some of the conditions that express these genes. Now I am doing my social service at the Hospital of San Miguel in the lab until January. Thanks for helping students like me have a better future.”

“The generous demonstration of faith in Jóvenes Adelante by these outstanding artists for outstanding youth is a model for us all,” said Sue Leonard, president of Jóvenes Adelante. The organization is dedicated to providing scholarships and other essential support for talented, economically disadvantaged Mexican youth who want to foster positive social and economic change in their society. For more information, contact

Don’t miss this opportunity to help the young people of San Miguel this Saturday, December 6, 5 to 7pm.


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