Mary's Little Jewel was formed in 2008. The purpose is to teach the rosary to students in Belize and to help students to become responsible citizens. It was borne out of a desire to promote peace in Belize through the rosary. In Belize youth want peace. This stems from the long standing dispute with Guatemala's claim to Belize, which has been heightened recently with the dispute of taking the issue to the International Court of Justice. The Mary Little Jewel mission consists of local and international volunteers. The first university to partner with the mission was the Franciscan University of Steubenville Ohio. In 2008, students on a mission trip to Belize from the Franciscan University of Steubenville Ohio joined the rosary team to teach the students at Saint Martin de Porres in Belize City. Since then many more volunteers have come to help out the mission and additional services were provided in the E4 Life Project such as helping to mentor Belizean youth, cultural storytelling, handicraft making and providing them with school supplies and materials for entrepreneurship.