Though he may seem quiet at first, Dominic* is a funny and fun-loving joven (young man) with a sensitive heart and a love for music. He is also one of our most responsible teenage boys. If there is ever a job that needs to be done around the hogar (home), Dominic is one of the first to jump in and help. On his vacations from colegio (high school), he loves to work at the Amigos school -- from assisting Profe Osman in the office to helping out in the special education classroom. He hopes to be a teacher one day in the future. We love Dominic!

Read more about Dominic in his interview below:

  1. Age: 17
  2. Birthday: May 8th
  3. Grade/School: 9th grade at Instituto Tecnico Luz del Valle (the public middle school/high school near Amigos)
  4. What is your favorite class in school and why? Science because I like learning about nature and I have also liked learning this year about the geological history of earth and the different epochs.
  5. What do you like to do in your free time? Listen to music, write rap music, talk to girls, talk to the padrinos (Honduran caretakers), hang out with the volunteers, and draw.
  6. What do you want to be when you grow up? A music artist and a teacher. 
    1. Both at once? (laughs) Yes.
    2. How would you manage that? During the day, I would be a teacher for 5th grade -- 5th grade because the kids are still young and fun, but they also understand more than little kids. Then at night, I would sing my music and put on shows.
  7. What are you most thankful for? Clothes to wear and the chance to get an education.
  8. What is your favorite part of Amigos de Jesus? The soccer field because I like to watch the soccer games and also play in the annual Christmas Soccer Tournament.
  9. Who is someone who has been a role model for you at Amigos? Pato, because he gives good advice and is a good example for all of us.
  10. Favorite singer: Farruko
  11. Favorite color: Red, white, black, pink, and purple
  12. Favorite food: Pollo con tajadas (Chicken and fried plantains) with a lot of salsa
  13. Favorite movie: Bajoterra (Slugterra in English, a Canadian animated movie)
  14. Favorite book: Percy Jackson and the Gods of Olympus

*name changed to protect privacy

Dominic assisting one of our younger students at the Amigos school during his vacations from colegio (high school)

Dominic (red shirt) helping make tamales for Christmas