Project #1959

Youth Venture Mexico (Avancemos)

by Ashoka: Innovators for the Public


Avancemos helps young people to lead a positive social change. We inspire and provide them with the proper tools so they can create and launch their own ventures in benefit of their communities.
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In Mexico, 30 percent of the population is under 29; 4 million young people are unemployed or not studying and 1.5 million emigrate every year, looking for better opportunities. Their opinions and their needs are rarely heard. Avancemos provides young people with the opportunity to become changemakers and address themselves the social challenges of their communities. We work with young people from different backgrounds, from rural to urban areas, including indigenous communities.


Avancemos supports young people in the design of a sustainable action plan of their social change idea. They present it to other social changemakers and receive advises, support and funding to launch their Venture Team.

Long-Term Impact

YV is dramatically increasing the proportion of changemakers in the world by effectively reaching youth and providing them the opportunity to see their own potential, develop skills, and be taken seriously, creating an everyone

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Ashoka Emprendedores Sociales

Organization Information

Ashoka: Innovators for the Public

Location: Arlington, VA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Sagrario Hernandez
Country Director
Mexico City, Mexico

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