Youth Leadership Camp!

Congratulations Anna for organizing your third annual Youth Leadership Camp!

¡Salve a ti, Nicaragua!

YLC 2014! YLC 2014!

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From February 4th-7th my big project of the year finally came to fruition. Youth Leadership Camp (YLC) was a major success thanks to the hard work of all the Peace Corps volunteer counselors, my NGO (Asociación la Amistad), and the dedicated staff in our Managua Peace Corps office. 60 Nicaraguan adolescent leaders from all over the country came to take part in three days of education, activities, and cultural exchange. The following video was made by my co-worker René Olivas to promote the camp next year:

I have to say, the fact that things came together in the end was a minor miracle. In order to fund YLC we applied for a grant from USAID called SPA (Small Projects Assistance). A month before the camp we were told that everything was approved and we’d get the money soon. But a few weeks later we found…

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