Amigos School Program!

Breaking Barriers to Inclusion within the School. Activities, Community and Connection inside!

What is the Amigos School Program?

Amigos is an inclusion program focusing on youth with intellectual disabilities, but open to all youth who experience barriers to inclusion.

The Amigos program uses peer support and mentorship through matching:

Amigos – students who face barriers to inclusion, together with

Amigo Connectors – students who are well connected and supportive of others.

  •  Guiding Principles 
  •  The Amigos program is flexible and can be delivered in a manner to meets the needs that exist within the culture of your school. 
  • The 4 key guiding principles to keep in mind are:  
  • Focus on equality and age appropriateness.
  • Differences are celebrated.
  • All students participate fully.
  • Student leaders have strong support from educators.
  •  Who Benefits?
  • Young school-aged individuals with barriers to inclusion benefit from the intentional relationships of peers in their school community.
  • Young school-aged individuals who would like to volunteer to take on a leadership role by connecting with peers learn that their efforts do make a difference in creating inclusive places!
  • It's fun AND accessible!

What's Inside Our Online Portal? 

In order for us to protect the privacy of our participants, Individuals must register to open our activities.

Marshall Elliot

Board of Directors

"Enabling others to grow their potential is the underlining current of HUI. Opportunities are encouraged by providing an environment where social groupings are expanded by the willingness to welcome, enrich and celebrate. Each new smile makes it the success that HUI is."

Join us live in one of our virtual upcoming classes!

Our live "classes" are a great way to test out the program, hang out, and see if you'd like to join us every month!
- Please note you must be a participant registered with HUI to attend a school program class.

Upcoming Live Classes

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Hayley Hodges; Programs Coordinator Book your Spot

Secondary Amigos: March

21 March 2023 Tuesday, 06:00 PM EDT

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Hayley Hodges; Programs Coordinator Book your Spot

Secondary Amigos: April

18 April 2023 Tuesday, 06:00 PM EDT

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Hayley Hodges; Programs Coordinator Book your Spot

Secondary Amigos: May

16 May 2023 Tuesday, 06:00 PM EDT

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Secondary Amigos: June

20 June 2023 Tuesday, 06:00 PM EDT

Hidden Link

Attend Our Virtual Webinars, Trainings, & Community Events

Along with our Community Program Events, We also host a variety of trainings, webinars and learning for everyone from 10 to 99. Check out some of the cool things you can learn about or participate in below!

Upcoming Webinars

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Our School Program is lead by:

Hayley Hodges; Programs Coordinator