Ivis is one of the most expressive children at Amigos. When he's happy, his entire face lights up with an ear-to-ear grin. In school, he furrows his eyebrows into his "thinking face. If something strikes him as funny, he has a deep, sincere laugh that invites others to laugh along. Sometimes his feelings boil over into a big bear hug - he gives one of the best hugs at Amigos! Ivis is 9 years old and lives at Amigos with his sister older sister, Arlen Jessenia (age 13). He is in Level 1 of EducaTodos at the Amigos de Jesus school.

Learn more about Ivis in his interview below!
  1. Birthday: August 31st (age 9)
  2. Member of the Amigos de Jesus family since: 2013
  3. Favorite class in school: Spanish
  4. Favorite teacher: Profe Carlos. 
    1. Why? Because he helps me when I need help. I love Profe Carlos.
  5. What is something interesting you learned in class this week? In art class, we learned about Honduran folk music.
  6. What do you like to do in your free time? Draw, paint, do word searches, do homework
  7. What do you want to be when you grow up? A police officer, so I can put the bad guys in jail.
  8. Who are some of your friends at Amigos? Pablo, Henrry, Padrino Wilson, Madrina Amy, Hermes, Nelly, everyone.
  9. What are you most thankful for? Food, clothing, shoes, sandals, my shirt, underwear, pants, matchbox cars, toys.
  10. What is your favorite part of Amigos de Jesus? The soccer field because I like to play there, watch the older boys play there, and see 'golazos' (big goals) happen.
  11. What is your favorite type of music? Romeo Santos, Carlos Vives, Dombeto
  12. Favorite color: Blue
  13. Favorite food: Rice and bean soup
  14. Favorite movie: Lion King

Ivis with his signature grin and bear hug, posing with Miss Ashley (2015-16 long-term volunteer)
Enjoying tamales on Christmas morning