High school students participate in summer service projects in Latin America


Amigos de las Américas (AMIGOS), a national nonprofit organization that provides opportunities for young people to simultaneously develop leadership and decision-making skills while making a positive difference in the health and well-being of communities in Latin American countries, will hold information sessions for next summer’s service trips at the Encinitas Community Center in October.

Applications, interviews and selection for the 2017 particpants is done this fall.

This past summer, 34 local participants from nine San Diego County high schools joined over 500 other young adults from across the United States and other countries to lead public health, education and environmental projects in Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and Paraguay.

Interested students, along with a parent or guardian, should attend an October information session at the Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. They are set for Oct. 2 (2 p.m.), Oct. 13 (6:30 p.m.) and Oct. 29 (2 p.m.). For more information, visit and

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