(7 - 12th)
The cost of attending junior high and high school are beyond the means of many rural families. Without scholarships, schooling for the youth served by Project Amigo would end at sixth grade, and they would begin working in menial, low-paying jobs. Through scholarships and donations to our Scholarship Fund, Project Amigo is opening a new future for these children.
Scholarship recipients who successfully complete high school may be eligible for a Project Amigo University and Technical Scholarship to attend educational institutions in Colima, Mexico. With your support, Project Amigo graduates have become doctors, lawyers, teachers, engineers, and community leaders. When these students enter a profession, they break the cycle of poverty that has imprisoned their family for generations. Your donation to our University and Technical Scholarship Fund opens opportunities these students and their parents have only dreamed about.
Each winter, volunteers come to Project Amigo to work, meet the students, and learn more about the people and culture of Mexico. Humanitarian work can include distribution of children’s books to under-served rural schools, interacting with junior high and high school scholarship recipients at their homework clubs, preparations for the annual Christmas Fiesta for 250+ children, distribution of clothing and basic essentials to families in migrant sugar cane camps, or reading and playing with children in schools who need some extra attention.
Project Amigo owes both its birth and its longevity to the contributions of thousands of Rotarians and Rotary clubs. Our mission to change lives through education, literacy and opportunity for international service provides a perfect match for Rotarians and Clubs to provide "service above self" significantly, generously, and effectively. Project Amigo's Board is made up almost entirely of Rotarians, and the Executive Director is a long-time Rotarian.
Leave a Bequest
You live your life generously and show your concern for others in numerous ways. That Legacy of caring could cross borders and influence generations. Please consider Project Amigo in your estate planning through a living trust, as beneficiary in a life insurance policy, or another way. Please speak with your financial advisor and let us extend your influence for many years to come.