Evelyn Monreal, a B.A. in Law student at Universidad de Monterrey, has demonstrated tangible results of social engagement, constant spirit of improvement and a deep commitment in preventing young school desertion. In 2012, Evelyn created a social program named Dar sin Esperar, made up by sport workshops, dialogue meetings, mentoring, scholarships and parent's education. Dar sin Esperar has consolidated alliances with public and private entities and was legally constituted as a civil association in 2017. Dar sin Esperar has granted 27 scholarships for college, 7 for high school, and has created 5 editions of a school for parents which provides them human development courses and basic tools to improve family economy. Dar sin Esperar provides sport workshops for elementary students and dialogue meetings and mentoring for high school students per semester. Through her civil association she involves young volunteers and has reached more than 800 direct beneficiaries per year. Evelyn is a faithful bearer of the characteristics and values of our University by demonstrating that "man can only be fulfilled in the service of man".
Due to my social work I received a scholarship for UDEM high school. At that time, I identified the need to provide educational opportunities to young people that were at my same socio-economic situation. This was the main reason why at my 15 years of age, I decided to create the program Dar sin Esperar in order to help reduce scholar desertion, and its causes. The program is directed to children and youths that live in communities with a vulnerability situation in Nuevo Leon and it provides sport workshops for children, dialogue meetings and mentoring for youths, education for parents and high school and college scholarships. Also, the program has fortified alliances with the private and public sector and has involved young volunteers and students that makes their social service, same who coaches and teaches our beneficiaries. It was legally formed as a civil association in 2017 and nowadays is being incubated by a social project accelerator. I believe that education and creation of new educational opportunities are crucial for the development of the human being, as well as, for the growth and improvement of the place we live.