Project Amigo owes both its beginnings and its longevity to the “service above self” contributions of thousands of Rotarians and Rotary clubs. We were the official international service “project” of the Rotary Club of Novato, California, between 1996 and 2002. Today we are an independent public charity and asociacion civil recognized in United States, Canada and Mexico. We continue to thank the Rotarians in over 120 different Rotary clubs for their deep, generous and continued support.
Project Amigo’s mission is to support youth in Colima, Mexico, to create their own educational opportunities and better their quality of life. We also offer opportunities for international, life-changing service to those of greater means, which is a perfect match for serving significantly, generously and effectively beyond oneself.
Individual Rotarians and Rotary clubs can:
  • Sponsor primary children in the incentive program; encourage club participation in the sponsorship program
  • Sponsor secondary youth or college young adults through the scholarship program; encourage club participation in the scholarship program
  • Serve with us in Mexico on a Humanitarian Service Work Week
  • Bring your entire Club down for a Humanitarian Service Work Week!
  • Invite Project Amigo representatives to make a presentation to your Rotary club
  • Develop club or district grants to fund the purchase of books for our ongoing literacy program
  • Contribute to various “special need” campaigns that arise each year
This is one of the many projects supported by the Rotary Club of Scottsdale. We sponsor a high school student for his or her entire school year for only a $600 donation.  While we haven’t done so as yet, the opportunity is there for on-site project participation four times a year for different events in support of the school children.
For more information, you can go to their website at