Advance gender equality and children's rights through the positive influence of sports.
Spend your summer in the land of lakes and volcanoes working with local kids and teens to build essential skills through sports. In collaboration with our local partner organization, encourage the inclusion of girls in different athletic activities. After a long day in the field, relax with your host family in a hammock and enjoy a plate of gallo pinto, a staple of local cuisine.
About the Region
dale = okay
chavalo/a = kid
Guirila (sweet corn tortilla served with homemade cheese and sour cream), gallo pinto (rice and black beans), cuajada (homemade cheese)
AMIGOS participants increase their language ability through immersion that goes beyond what can be achieved in a classroom. They improve their fluency, learn local slang, and increase their confidence with real-world practice.
Living with a host family is central to the AMIGOS experience. All host families volunteer to open their homes to young people from another culture. Participants and host families build long-lasting relationships and often stay in touch after the project has closed.
The opportunity for independence and self direction makes AMIGOS unique. Participants shape their time in country according to their passions. the possibilities are endless - what each participants takes out of their experience is up to them!
Every Amigo is mentored by a member of our project leadership team through regular check-ins and personalized feedback. This allows participants to experience the independence hat sets out programs apart, with the support of a passionate facilitator.
Participants build their leadership and community development skills through hands-on training. Not only is AMIGOS training fun and engaging, it gives participants the necessary tools for success in the field and beyond.
Advance gender equality and children's rights
Explore meaningful themes and promote gender equality through sports, while creating lifelong bonds with your host family and community.
Plan is an international organization focused on children's rights and improving the quality of life for children around the world.
Participants will engage kids in meaningful, yet fun activities. The will support in activities that involve sports and often time all girls sports teams, primarily soccer.
AMIGOS absolutely changed my life. Through the challenging experiences I faced as a volunteer and project staff member I proved to myself what I am capable of accomplishing and now when I face an obstacle I have concrete examples to look back on and prove to myself that I am capable of accomplishing whatever I set my mind to.
2013 Summer Program Participant
Meet the health criteria for AMIGOS participation and follow the mental health procedures if necessary