Youth Development

Youth Development

Through our Youth Development projects, we aim to enhance the cognitive, physical, social and emotional development of children in Pisco. Volunteers can get involved at a local daycare center or participate in our Sports Program.

Ludoteca Child Care Center

The Ludoteca Child Care Center provides at-risk youth a safe environment in which they participate in any number of extra-curricular activities. These activities are designed to provide kids from 4 to 16 years old with creative outlets and opportunities to make constructive use of their time. The center is managed by a local teacher with the support and involvement of volunteers from Pisco Sin Fronteras.  Volunteers help children to practice reading, writing, arithmetic, and English while making time for various games and recreational activities.  PSF also helps coordinate important educational workshops in areas lacking emphasis in general school curricula such as recycling, nutrition, hygiene, and self-esteem. This is a fun project for anyone who loves working with children.  The kids are very enthusiastic and always keen to learn, play, and interact with volunteers.


Sports & Recreation

The PSF Sports & Recreation Program collaborates with local communities to promote healthy lifestyles amongst local youth through teaching basic skills and tactics of football (soccer) and volleyball.  Given the lack of adequate recreational opportunities available to kids in Pisco, our programs seek to provide at-risk youth with a safe environment where they can practice sports in order to make productive use of free time.   In addition, we emphasize important core values like mutual respect, trust, fair-play and self-esteem as well as sportsmanship, teamwork, and leadership. Volunteers contributing to the Sports & Recreation program will plan and lead group practices including stretching and warm-up exercises, drills and games designed to strengthen core techniques, and other activities that will enhance their understanding of the rules of the game.