Meet ACCESO Amiga: Rachel

ACCESO Amigos Club events create an atmosphere of international friendship and education among elementary-aged children and are co-facilitated by youth volunteers. Events include child-friendly Latin-American music, crafts, cuisine and an opportunity for participants to learn about the educational experiences of children in economically developing countries and how children can help other children in a solidarity-oriented way.

I have been involved with ACCESO from a young age because my mom is the Volunteer Coordinator. Over the years I have participated in the Amigos Club, Sounds and Tastes of the Americas, and the trivia nights. When I heard that the Board of Directors was looking for a new logo, I ended up kickstarting the process by creating over 20 different designs. This was a great experience because of my interest in graphic design, especially now that I am thinking of pursuing it next year in post-secondary. A big thank you to all of the volunteers who have supported me in this process. I am very grateful to be a part of ACCESO. 

Having fun at an Amigos event in 2012
Proud designer of our new logo for 2021