Students Helping Honduras

Meetings: Tuesdays at 6PM


About Us

Students Helping Honduras is a national, non-profit organization founded in 2007 that now has chapters in high schools and colleges across the nation. Each SHH chapter aims to improve education and living conditions in rural Honduras through fundraising and annual service trips to El Progreso, Honduras, where members get to see their fundraising efforts materialized. Our chapter combines this with weekly tutoring trips to a local public school and other services in Rochester in order to carry out our mission of youth empowerment and education in our local community as well as abroad. In addition, our fundraising events on campus will educate and provide local awareness about the marginalized and ethnically unique cultures in Honduras as we raise funds to donate to the national organization and reduce service trip costs. Overall, the mission of our chapter is to build a movement of young leaders in order to empower children in Honduras as well as give back to the Rochester community through service focused on the Hispanic population.










Why Honduras?

Honduras has a 66% poverty rate and is currently the most unequal country in Latin America. 37% of Honduran children of secondary school age (12-16) are out of school. Of the poorest quintile, 62% are out of school. We believe we can change that.

We are building 1,000 schools across rural Honduras and training teachers. So far, SHH has built and opened 50 schools, impacted 13,935 students, and trained 120 teachers. SHH is a team working to provide every Honduran child access to quality education.

Our Team

Marisol Mendoza
Business Manager
Dennis Salinas Mejia
Vice President and Publicity Chair
Julianne Foster