AMIGOS is a leader in international youth development, creating a world in which young people realize their full potential as leaders and global citizens. We provide extraordinary opportunities for youth to design and lead projects in collaboration with US and Latin American peers and partner organizations across the Americas. Our strong partner network, built over 50 years, enables authentic engagements in communities across the region.
The AMIGOS New York City Chapter recruits, trains, and supports AMIGOS participants and their families from the Tri-State Area. Our chapter accepts participants October through December of the fall prior to each summer experience. During the months of January through June, New York City Chapter participants will take part in local training and fundraising events as they prepare for their AMIGOS experience.
Come Carnaval with us!
Our Annual Fundraiser is on May 17th from 6:00 – 9:00 PM at The Club at Park Avenue Tower. Come join us for food, drinks, lively carnival games, and a silent auction. All proceeds will go towards deepening our impact on young leaders from the tristate area. For more information and to buy tickets, please click here.
*If you are interested in AMIGOS email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
After you complete your application sign up for an interview! If you have not yet attended an information session, please do! We encourage everyone to attend an in person or online information session prior to their interview.
The New York City Chapter of Amigos de las Américas is currently looking to fill volunteer board member positions. If you’re looking to join a wonderful organization that is dedicated to provided leadership opportunities to youth in the New York City area please feel free to browse the descriptions below and contact email@example.com to share your interest or request additional information.
Thanks for your interest in AMIGOS de las Américas – New York City Chapter! The information sessions will provide you with an introduction to the program, and should be attended by prospective volunteers and their parent/guardian.
**Please note that applicant interviews will take place after information sessions. The dates have been provided below. If you have already attended an information session before, you do not need to attend that portion of the day, please only arrive for the interview time scheduled.
**Skype interviews available upon request. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The New York City Chapter of AMIGOS covers program costs through a combination of family payments and fundraising activities. These include a letter-writing annual fund appeal to friends and family, and a spring fundraiser. We chose these activities to maximize our ability to provide the AMIGOS experience to all participants without regard to family financial circumstances. All participants are required to fully take part in each fundraising activity as fundraising skills are an important component of AMIGOS training program and raise awareness of AMIGOS programs in the community.
LETTER WRITING/DONOR CONTACTS
Each participant is required to send out a combination of 100 letters and 100 emails to friends and family, to request individual tax-deductible donations (the revenue from this effort is pooled). Letters are written by the participant with considerable help provided by the chapter during the proicess.
Each family is expected to donate a silent auction item to the Spring Fundraiser and to purchase two (2) tickets.The event format consists of a silent auction featuring approximately 40 items, followed by a live auction of higher valued items masterfully conducted by Jan Nolte, formerly of Christieʼs and parent to an AMIGOS alumna. For more information about the auction contact email@example.com.
FAMILY FEE $4,400
(payment plan options available)
Group fundraising participation required
THE PROGRAM FEE INCLUDES:
- Chapter training materials and workshops
- Round-Trip International Airfare
- Secondary short-term international medical insurance
- Program excursions and trainings
- Food, lodging, and transportation in Latin America
- Supplies for community project and extracurricular activities
- 24-hour emergency support system
THE PROGRAM FEE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Immunizations and pre-travel medical examinations
- Passport/visa fees
AMIGOS actively recruits and supports inclusion of participants from diverse backgrounds. AMIGOS provides needs-based financial assistance with distribution determined by family income, number of dependents and special financial circumstances. We provide amounts TBA to qualified applicants as deductions on the family fee. Financial assistance applications are due on November 30, 2017. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information. In addition, participants who are returning for an additional summer receive a $500 discount.
The transformative AMIGOS experience starts before leaving home.
With 50 years of experience preparing young people for travel and service abroad, AMIGOS training offers unparalleled global youth leadership development. Pre-departure training equips participants with the critical thinking, communication skills, and technical knowledge they need to make a meaningful impact across cultures while staying healthy and safe. The New York City Chapter AMIGOS training is youth-led, experiential learning that prepares participants for their AMIGOS experience, builds a community of youth and families with shared values, and develops life-skills to help participants succeed beyond AMIGOS. Training sessions are facilitated by Ana Grammatica, the New York City Chapter Training Director.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TRAINING PROGRAM INCLUDE:
- Unparalleled leadership development
- Cross-cultural awareness and understanding
- Hands-on training for technical aspects of the program
- Extensive health and safety training
- Opportunities to practice Spanish
- Creating a community of young people with shared values
THE TIME COMMITMENT FOR TRAINING ACTIVITIES INCLUDES:
- Five Sunday trainings
- Two overnight retreats
- Four online assessments to determine readiness for the summer
2016 – 2017 Amigos New York City -Training calendar: