ABOUT

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 Sacramento-Davis Chapter recruits and supports AMIGOS National Office participants and their families from Sacramento-Davis area. Our chapter brings together the community of AMIGOS prior to each summer experience. During the winter and spring, Sacramento-Davis Chapter participants will take part in local training events as they prepare for their AMIGOS summer experience. Click the Apply button now to start your online application!

 

Board of Directors

Cindy Goodale
President
Jim Gaston
Treasurer
Sidney Faust
Secretary
Dave Artale
Director
Lucy Hansen
Recruitment Coordinator
Mollie Moisan
Director
Sarah Schwartz
Training Director
Stanley Benedict
Director

HOW TO APPLY

READY TO START YOUR APPLICATION?

1. Click here to start your application. Make sure to select that you are applying for the Sacramento-Davis chapter.
2. Complete your application and pay your $50 application fee. If you are applying for financial aid, complete the financial aid section within the application.
3. Complete an interview (details below).

DEADLINES

January 31, 2018: Applications for Summer 2018 participants

PRICING

The Sacramento-Davis Chapter covers AMIGOS program costs through a combination of family payments and fundraising activities. This approach allows us to keep costs to families low while teaching valuable fundraising and community outreach skills.

PROGRAM PRICING

Family Fee: $3,800 (Payment plans available. Alumni receive a $365 discount.)

Application Fee: $50 (Non-refundable and not included in the Family Fee.)

FEES INCLUDES

  • Training materials and workshops
  • Round-trip international airfare
  • Secondary short-term international medical insurance
  • Program excursions
  • Food, lodging, and transportation in Latin America
  • Supplies for community project and extracurricular activities
  • 24-hour On Call Emergency Management System
  • Travel hotline and support

FEES DO NOT INCLUDE

  • Immunizations and pre-travel medical examinations
  • Passport/visa fees

DUE DATES AND PAYMENT OPTIONS

  • Participants pay their family fees beginning December 15, 2017. The fee must be paid by April 15, 2018.
  • Fees can be paid online or by mail. Payment plans are available.

Pricing At-a-glance

Family Fee: $3,800

Application Fee: $50

Group fundraising participation required

FINANCIAL AID

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. Please go to this link for more information on financial aid and other ways of funding your trip: https://amigosinternational.org/resources/fund-your-trip/

TRAINING

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 Sacramento-Davis Chapter holds training events that 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 the Training Team and Sacramento-Davis Chapter Board of Directors. Training takes place throughout winter and spring, but the Sacramento-Davis Chapter is here much before that as a resource and support.

SERVICE LEARNING

The Sacramento-Davis Chapter encourages service learning into the pre-AMIGOS experience to add depth and first-hand experience to the curriculum. Service learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility and strengthen communities. Our Sacramento-Davis AMIGOS nationally based program, Backyard Program, is available to pair up with other local youth doing community development in their own communities.

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

FUNDRAISING

The Sacramento-Davis Chapter covers AMIGOS program costs through a combination of donor contacts through letter writing, yard sales, other fundraising, and a family fee contribution. 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.

YARD SALES

AMIGOS Sacramento-Davis participants raise funds through yard sales. Participants receive considerable help with regard to sales strategies, and the experience gained in this effort will definitely build important skills!

LETTER WRITING/DONOR CONTACTS

Each participant is also required to send out letters 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 process.

CALENDAR

September-17
ALL Classroom Presentations and active recruiting 40 N N N Y
Tuesday 9/12/2017 7:00-8:00 pm Board Meeting 2 N N Y Y Teleconference
Ongoing
Rolling Acceptance & Notification of Assignments
October
ALL Classroom Presentations and active recruiting 40 N N N Y
Tuesday 10/10/2017 5:30 pm-6:30 pm Board Meeting 2 N N Y Y
Shriner’s Hospital, Sacramento
Thursday – Sunday 10/12-15 2017 All Day Event Training Director’s Workshop in Houston – Sidney Faust N N N N Houston
Thursday 10/26/2017 6:30 pm -8:00pm Info Session followed by Interviews *also offer Virtual & Phone Interviews 2 Y Y Y Y Davis Public Library, Davis
Ongoing
Rolling Acceptance & Notification of Assignments
November
ALL Classroom Presentations and active recruiting 40 N N N Y
Sunday 11/5/2017 3:00 pm-5:00 pm First Training Meeting 2 y y y Davis Public Library, Davis
Saturday 11/11/2017 8:00 am-5 pm Yard Sale 9 Y Y Y N Davis
Tuesday 11/14/2017 7:00-8:00 pm Board Meeting 2 N N Y Y Teleconference
Thursday 11/16/2107 6:30 pm -8:00pm Info Session followed by Interviews *also offer Virtual & Phone Interviews 2 Y Y Y Y
Shriner’s Hospital, Sacramento
Ongoing
Rolling Acceptance & Notification of Assignments
December-17
1st-8th Classroom Presentations and active recruiting 10 N N N Y
Sunday 12/10/2017 4:00-6:00pm Info Session followed by Interviews 2 Y Y Y Y
Sunday 12/10/2017 Midnight Final Application Deadline 0 N N N N
Tuesday 12/12/2017 7:00-8:00 pm Board Meeting 2 N N Y Y Teleconference
Sunday 12/17/2017 3:00 pm-5:00 pm Second Training Meeting 2 y y y Davis Public Library, Davis
Ongoing
Rolling Acceptance & Notification of Assignments
January-18
7th ??? Midnight ? Internal App Deadline 0 N N N N
Tuesday 1/9/2018 7:00-8:00 pm Board Meeting 2 N N Y Y Teleconference
Sunday 1/28/2018 2:00 pm-6:00 pm Training Meeting #1 / Welcome Party 4 Y Y Y Y Davis Public Library, Davis
February-18
Sunday 2/11/2018 2:00 pm-6:00 pm Training Meeting #2 -Letter Writing Party 4 Y Y Y Y Davis Public Library, Davis
Tuesday 2/13/2018 7:00-8:00 pm Board Meeting 2 N N Y Y Teleconference
Sunday 2/25/2018 2:00 pm-6:00 pm Training Meeting #3 4 Y Y Y Y Davis Public Library, Davis
March-18
Sunday 3/11/2018 2:00 pm-6:00 pm Training Meeting #4 4 Y Y Y Y Davis Public Library, Davis
Tuesday 3/13/2018 7:00-8:00 pm Board Meeting 2 N N Y Y Teleconference
Sunday 3/18/2018 2:00 pm-6:00 pm Training Meeting #5 4 Y Y Y Y Davis Public Library, Davis
April-18
Sunday 4/8/2018 2:00 pm-6:00 pm Training Meeting #6 4 Y Y Y Y Davis Public Library, Davis
Saturday 4/14/2018 8:00 am-5 pm Yard Sale 9 Y Y Y N
Tuesday 4/10/2018 7:00-8:00 pm Board Meeting 2 N N Y Y Teleconference
Sat/Sunday 4/21-22/18 All Day Training Meeting #7&8 /overnight retreat 8 N Y N N Overnight-TBD
May-18
Tuesday 5/8/2018 7:00-8:00 pm Board Meeting 2 N N Y Y Teleconference
Sunday 5/13/2018 2:00 pm-6:00 pm Training Meeting #9 4 Y Y Y Y Davis Public Library, Davis
Sunday 5/27/2018 2:00 pm-6:00 pm Training Meeting #10 4 Y Y Y Y Davis Public Library, Davis
June-18
Sunday 6/3/2018 5:00-6:00 pm Annual Meeting of the Board 2 N N Y Y Shriner’s Hospital-Sac
Sunday 6/3/2018 3-5pm Send Off Party/Despedida 2 Y Y Y ? Shriner’s Hospital-SAC
July-18
Tuesday 7/10/2018 Cancelled Board Meeting 2 N N Y Y
August-18
Sunday 8/12/2018 6:30-8:30pm Board Meeting/2019 Planning Session 2 N N Y ? Shriner’s Hospital-SAC
Sunday 8/12/2018 6-8 pm Welcome Home Party/Recruitment Training 2 Y Y Y Y Shriner’s Hospital-SAC

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