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Emma Seagrim

Dear Friends and Family!

I am so excited to tell you about my plans to volunteer in Latin America this summer with Amigos de las Americas!

I will be volunteering with the Cartago y Caribe in Costa Rica for two weeks. The overall project will focus on Conservation and Climate Justice.

Since its founding in 1965, AMIGOS has inspired more than 30,000 high school and college students to live a life of purpose as critically engaged citizens and leaders. Today, AMIGOS creates opportunities for young people to collaborate, design, and lead development projects based on the needs and desires of their host communities. To prepare, I am enrolled in an extensive AMIGOS training program with a group of other students from high schools up and down the South Bay and Peninsula. We are learning important skills in areas such as cultural sensitivity, community development practices, youth leadership, teaching young children, and how to protect my own health & safety. 

My motivation behind joining AMIGOS for this summer program was a combination of things. I wanted to experience how climate change was affecting other countries besides my own and put my years of learning Spanish into practice in a place where it is spoken as a native language. I also wanted to learn more about what conservation techniques are being used in other areas and how I can apply them to my community. From this experience, I hope to improve my use of Spanish and my self-sufficiency. I also want to learn about climate justice and have a great time!

As a non-profit organization, AMIGOS relies on its participants to help raise funds each year to meet the costs of its programs. Your support will directly affect the work AMIGOS does and the community-based project that I will be working on this Summer. With your help, AMIGOS can transform us participants and our Latin American communities and have an impact on both a local and a global level.

I would be very grateful for any level of support you can give. Just click on the Donate button above to donate online. Or, you can send a check made out to "Amigos de las Americas" and return it to me directly. 

Thank you so much for your support!


Emma Seagrim

P.S. As a 501(c)3 charity, your donation to Amigos de las Américas is tax-deductible. Many companies also offer matching funds for donations to nonprofits. Please consider matching your donation through your employer if that option is available to you


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