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How to Support AMIGOS


AMIGOS believes in the power of community—bringing people from around the world together to make an impact on our collective future. Volunteers open themselves to…

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When Partners Become Lifelong Friends


Hadley Kyle, a volunteer in Michoacán, México in 2006, shares how her AMIGOS experience led her to a completely unexpected lifelong friendship.   I first…

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Defining Leadership: An Interview with Jorge Poveda


Jorge Poveda, a former AMIGOS Youth Ambassadors Program Coordinator and Associate Project Director, shares his experience building young leaders as well as how to expand…

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Mi Casa Es Su Casa

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Choose to be a part of something bigger and impact a young person’s life by immersing them in your world. Here are some testimonials from…

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Reflections from the Gap Year Association Annual Conference

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AMIGOS National Outreach Manager Erin Aucar attended the Association for Experiential Education and the Gap Year Association Annual Conference this year. Here are her favorite…

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Why We Need Sea Turtles


Everyone who has seen Finding Nemo knows how adorable sea turtles are. From their sweet little faces to their adorable flippers, they are definitely a…

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Giving Tuesday 101


During the holiday season, we have special days for shopping – Black Friday and Cyber Monday. On #GivingTuesday, we have a day for giving back.…

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Becoming the Best Version of Myself

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Millions of high school students are unaware of how we have the power to create change in our communities. I was one of them. We…

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Laughing Your Way to Understanding


Marion Gibson, a two-time AMIGOS alumna, shares how her second summer abroad taught her the power of laughter to bridge language barriers and what truly…

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