One of our Community Impact Project volunteers- Saylor, from San Carlos, CA – shares about her experiences with AMIGOS in Panama and virtually, as well as her service project about mental health support! Learn about the Community Impact Project here.
In the summer of 2019, I went to Coclé, Panama with AMIGOS. When COVID-19 hit, I wanted to find something to fill my time during the summer, and I got an email that AMIGOS had created the Community Impact Project.
I immediately wanted to join and am so glad that I did! I have always wanted to start my own service project but didn’t know how to start. Through this program, AMIGOS gave me the tools to create and implement a successful project.
“Before the Community Impact Project started, I thought that it would be difficult to get to know people well virtually. I was completely wrong.”
The Impact Statement for Saylor’s Project:Siblings of someone with an illness need a way to talk about what they are experiencing and a way to educate themselves on how to help their sibling because the perspective of the sibling is rarely discussed but can make an impact on the recovery process. My impact should give the siblings a platform to share what they are going through as well as educate themselves about their siblings’ illness and what they can do to help.
During the Community Impact Project, we learned about our leadership styles, how to create a project, what failure means, and so much more. All of the skills that I learned will be applicable to school and beyond when I eventually enter the workforce!
Thank you Saylor for sharing your experience! Learn more about our Community Impact Project here.