Help marginalized Mexican children and teenagers

by Yo Quiero Yo Puedo
Help marginalized Mexican children and teenagers
Help marginalized Mexican children and teenagers
Help marginalized Mexican children and teenagers
Help marginalized Mexican children and teenagers
Help marginalized Mexican children and teenagers
Help marginalized Mexican children and teenagers
Help marginalized Mexican children and teenagers
Help marginalized Mexican children and teenagers
Help marginalized Mexican children and teenagers
Help marginalized Mexican children and teenagers
Help marginalized Mexican children and teenagers
Help marginalized Mexican children and teenagers
Help marginalized Mexican children and teenagers
Help marginalized Mexican children and teenagers
Help marginalized Mexican children and teenagers
Help marginalized Mexican children and teenagers

Project Report | Jan 29, 2019
Video direct from Ecatepec, for you

By Shoshana Grossman-Crist | Communications and Partnerships Lead

This is how fun fairs can be
This is how fun fairs can be

Dear GlobalGivers,

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then we think a video is worth ten thousand. As we wrote you last year, insecurity and drug consumption in Mexico have been increasing steadily, affecting kids´ future. One of the most affected areas is Ecatepec, a municipality just outside Mexico City where 1.7 million people live and where the use of drugs has doubled among teens in the last five years.

Since you might be too far away to join us at the project, and to hear from the teens themselves how the Yo quiero Yo puedo program is changing their lives and their community, we are bringing them to you on the screen.

Remember that in this program, we trained 200 students across Ecatepec´s public schools to become agents of change in their schools and communities, then replicating the program with their classmates through fun, colorful fairs. Imagine what you could learn if you were blindfolded and your peers tried to pressure you into eating a piece of candy (or not). Add to this a space for reflection, and kids can step back and see how peer pressure works and how they respond to it (see what it looks like at minute 2:09), developing the skills to respond in a healthy way.

Thank you for your support! We continue to bring change to Ecatepec, despite the challenges inherent in working in such a tough area.

Best,

Shoshana

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Yo Quiero Yo Puedo

Location: Mexico City, Mexico - Mexico
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Project Leader:
Shoshana Grossman-Crist
Mexico , DF Mexico
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