Check what our alumni have to say about their experiences with our camps
Laura Tonso (VLB2)
“My V-Camp was a turning point for me to see the person I want to become and how much social impact has to deal with that person. For the first time in years, I am in love with my future and the things I’m capable of doing, and the people I’m able to help.”
Ivanka Leporowski (VLB3)
“I would have never imagined that I would connect so deeply with people through a series of video calls. The love and power of LALA come through everywhere, and it was extremely amazing to experience being one of the first people to receive its love through a screen thanks to technology.”
Sueli Zalazar (MLB1)
“The LALA Bootcamp is the most unforgettable experience someone can ever go through; it was the most life-changing moment for me. Being surrounded by so many passionate people is incredible; it’s an experience full of self-listening, happiness, and purpose.”
Wallison Nascimento (BLB5)
“LALA was the most vivid experience for me. Learning to take ownership of my history, sharing my journey with other young people, and being with other young leaders showed me that I am not alone in the struggle to create better conditions for people in situations of social vulnerability.”
Alejandra Carrasco (BLB4)
“LALA is a life-changing experience. When I attended my first Bootcamp, I showed my impostor syndrome version to all my friends; but during the next days of the sessions, I discover the fact of myself: being real and committed to my learning process are the key factor to build long-term relationships with people.”
Camila Ceruti (MLB1)
“Attending a LALA Bootcamp is much more than an opportunity: it is cultural appreciation, it is knowing that we have a purpose and we can change the world through it. Meeting so many incredible people from Latin America at LALA made me even more eager to dream and fight for a better place to live.”
WHAT HAPPENS AT A V-CAMP?
LALA is a non-profit institution that seeks to promote sustainable economic development and strengthen democratic governance in Latin America by developing and connecting a new generation of principled and socially innovative leaders. Find out more about our mission and purpose on the ABOUT US PAGE.
LALA offers one entry initiative: the V-Camps. After students successfully attend the programs, they become LALumni. To keep supporting them, we created an Ecosystem network of Mentors, LALumni, and others that keeps growing! Find out more about our programs on the THE ECOSYSTEM PAGE.
Once a student is accepted into one of the V-Camps, we will send the selected student a survey for their guardians to fill out so we can receive your contact information and forward you updates, invitations, and guidance. For example, we will send guardians a newsletter with more details about the organization and host Family Welcome Webinars in Spanish and Portuguese.
We would love to answer any questions that you may have. Please email [email protected], and we will get back to you.
Yes! We have created the Parents Ambassador Program to connect the guardians of our alumni with the ones from prospective applicants. Please email [email protected] to learn more about it.
Please check the OUR TEAM PAGE to learn more about all the staff involved in organization!
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