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Student Profile


Student Profile

The Leadership Center is an all-women’s academic institution located in rural Honduras.

All of our students are high school graduates who have demonstrated leadership potential within their communities throughout Honduras. The students of TLC come from low-income families and otherwise would not have the opportunity to study. Students are recommended to us by pastors, priests, teachers, nonprofit leaders, government officials, and missionaries from throughout the country who are familiar with The Leadership Center and the impact we have on the lives of young women and their families. Students are admitted into our program once per year in February, move to The Leadership Center campus in April, and begin a transformational three-year journey toward a brighter future. Because of the generosity of our student sponsors, all of our students receive full scholarships, including room and board.



The Honduras map below shows the impact our graduates are having throughout the country.

Click the to view our graduates and read about what they are currently doing. You can zoom in on the map to see more details of the map.

Student Profile Map

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Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight

Graduate Spotlight

Karen Mileydis Garcia Castellon

I was accepted into TLC in Spring 2014 and I graduated in September 2016 with a Leadership and Business degree.


After graduation, I started working for a NGO called “Casa de Luz,” as an English teacher. I work with children and sometimes as a translator. I work Monday through Friday. I study Computer Literacy on the weekends in Universidad Pedagógica Nacional in Comayagua.


I will do the SAT test through this college because I want to continue studying at the end of this year.


I want to get a Bachelor’s degree in Administrative Pedagogics. After that, I will be working and having my own business.

Nidia Yasbek Chirinos

My name is Nidia Yasbek Chirinos, I am 23 years and I am from Isletas, Sonaguera, Colon. I graduated from TLC on February 20, 2016. TLC was a great experience because I was able to learn many new skills, now I have a better opportunity in life. Being at TLC was a blessing that God gave to me. It was there that I met special people and also many friends. I am married now, I am the mother of a cute baby boy, and I am a teacher.


I am teaching at a private bilingual school called Sonaguera‘s School. I teach first and fourth grade boys who are very special to me. I work at the school Monday through Friday from 7 am to 3pm. After work I tutor 2 children in English every day at my house. My plan is to continue studying to be a professional teacher, and I want to start my studies this year. TLC is an institution that provides changes in many women’s lives and this is proven through our accomplishments and opportunities after we graduate.

Student Spotlight

Lizeth Ariala

First year student at TLC

I am 23 years old. I am from Tacoa, Colon. I have one brother and two sisters. I am the eldest. Studying and living at TLC has been the best experience I have ever had, and I have only been here 2 months! I have always wanted to have an opportunity like this and I am thankful for it! I always wished with all my heart to be accepted and to have the opportunity to be part of this beautiful family that I have learned a lot about. It has helped me to grow and to learn about values. For me TLC is the best thing that could have happened to me.


Learning English has been one of my biggest dreams. At TLC, I am learning English which makes me happy because it will accomplish one of my goals, which is to teach English to other people in my community. I am very thankful for the opportunity I have to study at TLC because I am learning many things to help others. Being at TLC I have gotten the strength and courage to make changes in my life and my community. I hope my community will notice the changes. With God’s help and trusting in Him, I know that every single dream I have will be accomplished.

Odalys Viera

Second Year Student at TLC

I am 19 years old. I am from San Jose de Comayagua. I have three brothers and I am the only sister. I am the second oldest. Before coming to TLC, I imagined myself going to another country for work.


After one year of being at TLC I now imagine myself being a leader, a person who will help others to develop their skills and abilities, a different person, but mostly an ethical leader. I am looking forward to learning more about Leadership and developing my abilities as a leader.


I also look forward to learning about community development. I look forward to learning what I am passionate about and what I will do when I graduate. I want to be a leader with good character.


Something I am passionate about is to work for an NGO to help children who don’t have parents or work with people who have problem with drugs. I really would like to help others more.

Damaris Cruz

Second year student at TLC

My name is Damaris, I am 22 years old and I am from Puerto Cortes. I am the youngest of five siblings and I live with both my parents. Growing up, I often felt like my family didn’t understand me or support me. It has always been a struggle for my parents to show affection to me, therefore, it was difficult for me to show affection in return. Since coming to The Leadership Center, I have experienced another example of family and values that I did not have before. I am also learning skills and knowledge that I will be able to take back to my community and family. I want to use what I learn here so that I can first have an impact on my family.


Sometimes it is difficult for me to comprehend why and how people like my sponsors can give to and support me when they don’t even know me. However, I am so thankful for their gift and this opportunity! After I graduate, I want to demonstrate my gratitude by proving to TLC and to my sponsors that I am having a positive impact in my family and my community.


After I graduate from TLC, I want to start my own bakery business. Baking is what I am most passionate about. As the business grows, I want to use my cakes and other products to bless others such as orphanages.