Cusco, Peru

Youth Development Organizations

Spanish (Beginning)

Work with orphaned children or those from underprivileged homes in Cusco, Peru to create a welcoming and safe environment at after school centers and transitional homes for at-risk youth. Play games with the children, help with their homework and organize recreational afternoon activities. Participants may also lead and teach classes such as English, painting, drawing and music. Each of these organizations seek to provide a strong moral structure in which high risk youth from the streets of Cusco are able to improve their self-esteem, gain important life skills, and strive for a productive future.