Amigos de las Américas trains youth to develop a global mindset and leadership skills by leading community-service projects during a summer abroad in Latin America. Every year, approximately 700 volunteers travel to 300 communities to engage with the local communities and help rectify local problems.
Amigos volunteers—mainly high-school and college students—live and work in a host community in Latin America for six–eight weeks. Volunteers work with the community to identify potential projects, build community awareness about the selected project, and organize local fundraisers to offset project costs. Past projects have included painting schools, establishing wool cooperatives, and laying new pipe to bring in clean water. In addition to improving communities, the projects help improve volunteers’ confidence, problem-solving, and public-speaking skills. To set the work in motion, Amigos covers the majority of the costs through private donations.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help fund service learning projects in Latin America. If G-Team members raise $400, then Amigos de las Américas can jumpstart four youth-led community projects as part of its study-abroad program. Each additional $100 raised will help fund another youth-led project.
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