Program: Creating Opportunities for Youth Program Launch and Learning Event. Youth: Work
- Grantee Location: Chihuahua
- Focus Area: Economic Development
- Geographic Focus: Ciudad Juárez
- Amount: $4,300 USD
- Partners: USAID, International Youth Foundation
Statement of Purpose and Results
On April 7 and 8, 2011 in Ciudad Juárez, the USMF co-sponsored the program: ”Creating Opportunities for Youth Program Launch and Learning Event” hosted by the International Youth Foundation and Fundación del Empresariado Chihuahuense, A.C. and in partnership with The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The conference panels included topics such as: Conflict Transformation in Latin America and the Caribbean, Employability and Entrepreneurship, Youth Social Entrepreneurs, Urban Peace – Youth Programs and Policies for the Prevention of Violence, Music and Art for Youth Development, Sports and Youth Leadership, and Effective Public Policies. Click here to see pictures.
The Youth Work program is in its second year of implementation in Ciudad Juárez and the replication and expansion of the program in other places in Mexico is being considered.