Recent events have caused me to lean in to AMIGOS - this is an organization that is all about building bridges. We are training youth to embrace diversity, build community and come together with people of different backgrounds to solve problems. Our vision is a world where each young person becomes a lifelong catalyst for social change.
I believe that more than any other time in our history it is imperative that young people learn to build bridges across cultures both at home and abroad.
Please join me in giving more opportunities for youth to become capable agents of change.
Board of Directors
Alum: Costa Rica '93-'94, Ecuador '95, Mexico '99
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Pic of me at 17 years old with my host family of 8 weeks. Atenas, Costa Rica.
What is AMIGOS?
AMIGOS is a 501c(3) that was founded in 1965. We are creating a world in which young people realize their full potential as leaders and global citizens. We provide extraordinary opportunities for youth participants to design and lead projects in collaboration with partner organizations and community members across the Americas. Our strong partner network built over 50 years of working in the region, enables authentic opportunities for youth to experience community development.
Here are some examples of how your donation matters:
$50: Provides transportation for a group of local youth to their AMIGOS leadership training site.
$300: Covers transportation for host family training for 5 families.
$400: Provides seed funding for 1 youth-led community project initiative.
$500: Provides airfare for one AMIGOS team member to Central America for program support.
$1000: Sponsors a 2-day AMIGOS leadership training for local youth (up to 25).
$2000: Provides seed funding for 5 youth-led community initiatives.
$3000: Provides 1 financial assistance award to one AMIGOS participant from the U.S. or Latin America.