May 31, 2016

Providing youth with emotional, cognitive and social skills to prepare them for an independent life.

Meet Francisco-he's breaking the cycle of violence
Meet Francisco-he's breaking the cycle of violence

Why donate to JUCONI?

JUCONI has 27 years of experience providing intensive educative-therapeutic attention to street-involved children, young people and their families in Puebla, Mexico. Over this period, JUCONI has established a strong track record in providing direct services, unique in their long-term success rates, helping these extremely marginalized children and young people to break intergenerational cycles of violence and reintegrate into their homes and into society.

 

JUCONI Casa de Jóvenes: A Unique Living, Learning and Healing Environment

Each young person entering JUCONI´s Youth House has their own story of how a challenging family situation led to them leave the family home and seek security and solace in a very dangerous and isolating environment- the street. In its Youth House, JUCONI focuses on healing trauma and building confidence with an emphasis on the strengths (rather than the weaknesses) of each young person and their family. This supports them to steadily acquire the emotional, cognitive and social skills necessary to reintegrate into society. JUCONI accomplishes this by providing individual, family and educational-therapeutic services to support the young men to build a sense of physical, moral and social security. Our services and support help them to achieve a high level of emotional stability and strengthen their vocational skills before entering adult life.

 

Francisco: Successfully Breaking the Cycle

One of JUCONI’s recent success stories is Francisco, a 21 year old Youth House resident. Francisco has lived at the House for the past five years, where JUCONI has provided him with educative-therapeutic attention, building on existing strengths and positive behavior models. Francisco has also received extensive support and training on his future career path and practical skills to expand his education and employment options. Through JUCONI, Francisco has also been enrolled in an innovative 3 year technical training program (run in parallel with his regular education) with a well-known automotive company based in Puebla. With Graduation now on the horizon, Francisco is one of the candidates in line to be recruited by the company, giving him an opportunity to build a solid career path as well as the financial means to build an independent life.

In Francisco´s own words: "I came to JUCONI (9 years ago) and throughout this time I have accomplished many things: I have finished my studies and my technical career at an automotive company. I am very grateful and satisfied because JUCONI has supported me at all times, not only academically but also emotionally… it was very difficult for me to show my emotions and (at JUCONI) I had the confidence to let someone help me. They also helped me to develop better communication with my family, as I was distant from them and did not have the opportunity to talk a lot to them. Thanks to JUCONI I have had great achievements throughout my time with them."

 

Support More Young People Like Francisco

Thanks to the trust and commitment of donors like you, 19 young people like Francisco (the total number living in the House at any one time) have benefited from the educational and therapeutic services that JUCONI offers. They are working to heal the deep wounds caused by family violence and build the opportunity to reintegrate into both their families and society as a whole.

 

Get Inspired!

In the past five months, JUCONI has raised $21,804 USD through the Global Giving initiative.  We are extremely grateful for all the support that you and others have provided in that effort. With another $8,696 USD we will reach our total goal, which will enable us to purchase a permanent home for the youth house. We´re inviting you to get inspired by Francisco's story and donate to our project or to pass the project link on to others who may be interested in helping these young men break the cycles of violence in their past and go on to build a life of economic and emotional stability in their futures.

 

JUCONI has proven Impact

JUCONI programs are proven to work. Our independent evaluations show that 8 out of every 10 young people in our Youth House successfully reintegrate into society. Each time we break the cycle of family violence, a young person is free to build the kind of life that has eluded their parents, their grandparents and their extended family.

 

A financial investment in JUCONI returns a ten-fold benefit to society

With every $10 USD that you invest in the Youth House Program JUCONI’s social return on investment (SROI) is x10 (or $100). This has been independently verified by international consulting firm AT Kearney, who conducted a rigorous evaluation that measures JUCONI’s impact in the long-term.

 

Many thanks for both your generosity and your confidence in JUCONI to deliver lasting impact. Please continue to support us to transform the lives of these young men.

To learn more about the Casa de Jóvenes or any of JUCONI´s work to eliminate family violence in Mexico (and the world!), please contact ailed@juconi.org.mx.

Thanks for all your support!

Sincerely, 

The JUCONI team.

The communication with his family has improved
The communication with his family has improved
Celebrating his enrollment in a training program
Celebrating his enrollment in a training program
Youth House residents develop academic skills
Youth House residents develop academic skills
Developing practical skills by making baked goods
Developing practical skills by making baked goods
Young men also participate in sport activities
Young men also participate in sport activities

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Mar 1, 2016

Successful reintegration into society of JUCONI's Youth House residents

Daily activities at JUCONI's Youth House
Daily activities at JUCONI's Youth House

Even though we know from experience that reversing the impact of violence is an extremely difficult task, Fundación Junto con los Niños de Puebla (JUCONI) believes that investing in healing the aftermath of violence is a fundamental issue in order to guarantee the successful reintegration into society of children and youth.

The JUCONI Youth House Program in particular -a residential home for young men (ages 14-18 typically) who have lived on the street and cannot return home- provides residents with extensive support and training to ensure that they can live independent lives free of violence. The Youth House provides these young men with a sense of physical, moral and social security where they can achieve emotional stability, maintain confident communications and focus on preparing for work in a way that allows them to cope with the challenges in life. It is worth mentioning that JUCONI’s services are unique for their long-term success rates helping marginalized youths to break cycles of violence and reintegrate into their homes and into society.

During the last few months, some of the activities that were carried out by the Youth House Program, in addition to the therapeutic intervention and the personalized vocational guidance, were as follows:

 

Educational and employment activities:

 

  • Developing skills for the workplace Workshops (ongoing)
  • Rights and responsibilities of the employee Workshop
  • Business visit to BIMBO factory (Mexico´s largest bakery company)
  • Business visit to the factory and offices of the “El Sol de Puebla” newspaper
  • Visit to the Technological University of Puebla
  • Glassmaking Workshop
  • English program

 

Cultural and recreational activities:

 

  • Dance therapy
  • Choreographic dance
  • Chocolate Workshop
  • Visit to the Railway Museum
  • Visit to the Alfeñique Museum
  • Youth Day 

 

All these activities were focused on the integral development of the Youth House residents so that they could continue acquiring emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills and tools. Educational and employment activities have been specially designed to help the young men visualize a future in which they can develop their full potential in life.

 

Thanks to the participation and support from donors like you, JUCONI has raised $20,784 USD through the Global Giving initiative, which will directly impact on our ability to establish a permanent Youth House in order to guarantee the successful reintegration into society of these 19 young men. It will also allow us to maintain high-quality standards both in the services provided by the JUCONI Program and in the Youth House´s surrounding infrastructure and environment.

 

Even though we are still $9,716 USD short of our goal, we strongly believe that the JUCONI Youth House Program’s methodology and history of success (facilitating youths’ full reintegration into society in 8 out of every 10 cases) will continue encouraging donors like you to keep supporting our initiative and spread the word so our donor network can increase day by day. We would like to invite you to join us on March 16th on the next Global Giving Bonus Day so JUCONI can achieve its fundraising goal.

Eradicating cycles of violence in Mexico is an objective that requires the support of different actors in society, including donors like you. We are grateful for your confidence and generosity so we can continue transforming the life of more young men and try to achieve a fairer, worthier and safer society.

Thanks for all your support!

Sincerely,

The JUCONI team.

Learning more about rights and responsibilities
Learning more about rights and responsibilities
Recreational activities for Youth House residents
Recreational activities for Youth House residents
Developing emotional, social and physical skills
Developing emotional, social and physical skills
Business visit to BIMBO factory (bakery company)
Business visit to BIMBO factory (bakery company)
Christmas celebration at JUCONI's Youth House
Christmas celebration at JUCONI's Youth House

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