AMIGOS is creating a world in which young people realize their full potential as leaders and global citizens. Our participants throughout the Americas gain life experience that empowers and inspires them to drive social change. 


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AMIGOS 2016


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Dear friends, 

As a leader in international youth leadership development, AMIGOS gives young people the chance to gain a life experience that is impossible to get in the classroom. Together, US and Latin American program participants train and learn to collaborate and lead projects in areas such as health, environment, youth entrepreneurship, children's rights, creaitve expression, or sports and fitness. Our programs create an opportunity for youth in high school and college to develop character defining skills in leadership. They learn critical skills in working across cultural boundaries in our increasingly interconnected world. 

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. It is critical that they learn to think beyond themselves and become active participants in ever improving the world we live in. AMIGOS trains young people the hard way that nobody can change the world by themselves. It takes committment, partnership, humility, and ownership at the community level. 

This year, I am asking each of you to support the continued work of AMIGOS and our vision of a world where each young person becomes a lifelong catalyst for social change. Any gift you can provide will ensure that AMIGOS continues to have an impact as young people are empowered to continue working for others when they return home and throughought their lives.

Thank you for considering a gift to continue the work of AMIGOS.

Sincerely, 

Mason Perino
Director of Training
Alum: Mexico '00, Honduras '01, Nicaragua '04, Panama '07, Dominican Republic '08, Panama '10



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 oportunities 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 fundinng for 5 youth-led community initiatives. 
$3000: Provides 1 financial assistance award to one AMIGOS participant from the U.S. or Latin America.

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