together we can

provide a brighter future for underprivileged adolescents

WHO WE ARE

ABOUT US

OUR TEAM

A one-of-a-kind home for disadvantaged university students in Mazatlán, Mexico

Un Futuro Mejor, The Gems of Mazatlán and Fundación Lansdown, A.C. are recognized charitable non-profit organizations in the USA, Canada and Mexico respectively.

Together we opened Mi Futuro in August 2019.

The home is  funded by Un Futuro Mejor, The Gems of Mazatlán and individual donors.

Our Building - Summer 2019

OUR

BOARD

Peter Gebraad photography
Peter Gebraad

OUR

STAFF

Nicola Lansdown photography
Nicola Lansdown
Melinda Gebraad photography
Melinda Gebraad
Beremundo Soto Silva photography
Beremundo Soto Silva Director
Guy Lansdown photography
Guy Lansdown
Jane Nichols photography
Jane Nichols
Jesus Misael Padilla Coordinator

OUR MISSION

THE NEED

Mexico ranks 29th highest out of 170 countries by percentage of populations living below the poverty line at 46%, a great many of which are children. There is an urgent need in Mazatlán, Mexico to help children become independent, responsible, accountable and employable as they transition to adulthood.

OUR GOAL

Our goal is to play a part in breaking the cycle that perpetuates poverty by helping disadvantaged adolescents to become self-sufficient and successful adults

mission

“To provide a brighter future through loving care, spirituality and quality education for underprivileged adolescents, so that they reach their full potential.”

Vision

”A Mazatlán where adolescents are given the opportunity to grow into self-sufficient adults.”

Architecture building picture
Architecture building picture

Values

Honesty – be true to yourself and others.
Empathy – care for your fellow human being.
Achievement – do everything to the best of your abilities to achieve your goals.
Respect – respect yourself, those around you and property.
Thought – think before acting, plan.

WHAT WE DO

TARGET

We target boys and girls who typically come from Mazatlán families who cannot afford to support them. Some do not have parents and are being cared for by family members with limited resources. The adolescents have completed high school and are “graduates” from other existing children’s homes who wish to further their personal growth and education.

APPROACH

• Execute contracts – adolescents agree to adhere to the rules and values of the home and to successfully complete their education.
• Part time work – youngsters help contribute to educational costs and have “skin in the game.”
• Personal development plans – cater to a few career options for each student,
• Teach independence and responsibility.
• Spiritual activities – will be encouraged both within the home and outside.
• Fundación Lansdown A.C. – operates the home including support from a psychologist
and social worker.

IMPACT STORIES (coming soon)

Hear Williams story (coming soon)

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This is Josue’s story (coming soon)

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OUR PARTNERS

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