Academic Support: Saturday School/After School/Summer Camp
México / Infancia
AMMAC Volunteers have the opportunity to make a real difference in some of the poorer communities in Monterrey, Mexico. In this program, Volunteers spend time teaching classes to elementary school children 3 days a week or summer camp. International volunteers typically teach English classes, if the volunteer speaks Spanish as a mother language or a second language, then volunteers have the option to teach other types of classes. For example, Art, Geography, Computer, Sports, etc.
Students react in a great way while being in contact with our volunteers. In addition to the wealth of the cultural exchange experience, this encounter produces a positive impact on their future academic development.
Living Conditions: Volunteers live in a hostel like setting on the second floor of AMMAC’s operational office. There is room for up to 12 people, divided into two rooms, typically one for men and the other for women. Volunteers interact daily with the organization’s founders and employees, as well with other international and local volunteers.
Free time: There are a wide variety of cultural activities and entertainment in Monterrey, where volunteers have the freedom to explore. For example: Las Grutas de Garcia (caves), La Cola de Caballo (a local waterfall and hiking area), Paseo de Santa Lucia (city center, boat ride), museum trips, among many other destinations. Previous international volunteers have also enrolled in local dance classes, such as salsa.
The volunteers will also have the opportunity to participate in AMMAC’s “Culture and Fun” program, which consists in cultural activities for the children enrolled in the academic support programs. This takes place every few months.