Eleven Volunteer Service Awards were granted this spring; these awardees will be spending between 8 weeks to more than a year volunteering. This and following blogs profile these individuals.
Elizabeth Guerrero with Amigos De Las Americas in Leon, Nicaragua (Aug to Dec 2017), “I will be working alongside the organization, Las Tías, which serves vulnerable children and teenagers in the city of León, Nicaragua by providing academic support, vocational training, and nutrition programs at their community center. Las Tías has served 850 adolescents and 1,060 children… My daily responsibilities will consist of engaging students in informational health lectures and coordinating exercise and athletic activities. I will be there to support the staff and to learn from them…”