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 | Apr 27, 2019
Because the youth are who will build tomorrow

By Shoshana Grossman-Crist | Communications and Partnerships Lead

Dear GlobalGivers,

Our communications team has just returned from Ecatepec, a municipality bordering Mexico City that is, as you know, one of the most violent and least desirable places to live in Mexico. We talked with Hector, Alejandro, Maria Fernanda and many others about the violence that surrounds them in Ecatepec and the challenges they face every day to succeed. These youth told us about the challenge of finding a job, and the jobs they settle for that offer no chance for growth. You can understand then why studying makes little sense to many of them, and why young men and women are likely to turn to drugs and alcohol to channel their frustrations.

But we also saw, and documented, how through Yo quiero Yo puedo´s comprehensive programs, we resolve these complex issues from their root. We believe that the best way to generate change, is through individuals realizing that they are agents of change. In our program, youth first discover the talents and tools they have personally – their ability to communicate, analyze what is happening and search for alternatives. From there, we propel their businesses and creative ideas, while preventing addictions, violence and teen pregnancies. While this is our strategy throughout the country, the comprehensive approach is particularly critical in Ecatepec where challenges are deep, though not intractable.

Today, as you will soon see in the video we are hard at work editing, Maria Fernanda can talk about gender roles, stereotypes and equality, Alejandro knows the difference between an asset and a liability for his business and Héctor now takes creater care of himself and sees his own value. And they are putting these learnings into practice with their peers with the shared goal of transforming not just Ecatepec, but all of Mexico. Students say that their life now has meaning, now has direction. You are to thank for this.

With gratitude (and excitement to share with you shortly the video of how Ecatepec is transforming),

Yo quiero Yo puedo

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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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