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AMIGOS DE LAS AMERICAS
September 21, 2011

As a woman in my 30s, I always feel a little ridiculous saying that one of my most life-changing experiences happened when I was 16 years old. But Amigos still is and probably always will be one experience that grew me and stretched me in ways I did not think possible. I was able to practice leadership skills and I developed my cultural awareness and sensitivity. I am now in local non profit and believe that Amigos is largely responsible for preparing me for my career.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My host community in Costa Rica and in my own life, even 15 years after returning.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Create more scholarships for low-income volunteers.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I spent two months in Costa Rica, creating housing for local teachers, teaching dental hygiene and gardening to my host community.