My Amigos Bilingual Education Center
My Amigos Bilingual Education Center provides a high quality dual-language, Christian, immersion education to children and provides them with tools that enable them to confidently participate in a global community. This goal is achieved through implementation of our bilingual curriculum which teaches them to become open-minded, model citizens from an early age.
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One of the core goals at My Amigos is to give kids the foundation they need to start kindergarten on an equal footing with their peers. When Marcus began attending My Amigos at age 3, he spoke no English. He struggled with self-confidence, which often led to challenging behaviors. Over the course of two years in the program, Marcus blossomed. He made friends, including a best friend who initially spoke no Spanish. The boys were soon inseparable. Marcus started learning English and became an active participant in both the Spanish and English portions of the school day. By the end of his time at My Amigos, Marcus had transformed from a shy boy who often misbehaved to a leader who confidently shared his knowledge with others.
Because of his family's low-income, Marcus received tuition assistance supported by grants and donations to be able to attend My Amigos. Without this community support, Marcus wouldn't have had access to the high quality bilingual education that helped him test out of ESOL and start school ready to succeed. He would still be starting kindergarten this year, but not in a position to excel academically and socially. The generous support of our community makes it possible for children like Marcus to have brighter futures.
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