Our Youth Program
Most educational institutions have non-profit programs of one sort or another. But in very few of these institutions there is a non-profit program anything more than a side project. Here at Amigos, this is not the case. Our Youth Program is as important a part of our institution as the Spanish School that makes up our core business. Our Spanish school and our youth program are inextricably woven together: they support each other, they enrich each other, and they justify each other.
For many years, our Youth Program has been providing the children with daily English lessons Monday to Friday, workshops on Saturdays where we develop our youth's communication skills and self confidence, and a meal every day.
The last alternative at Amigos was The Open Door Program, it was an educational program for poor young people from Cusco. Everyone in Cusco could come and complete an intake interview, in which Amigos decided (based on need, motivation and discipline) whether the applicant is permitted to take classes. The expectation was that those who are highly motivated and who attend classes regularly and in a timely fashion, was invited to become a part of our regular Student Program.