Youth


Educating Vulnerable and At-Risk Youth

Montevideo, Uruguay
Uruguay’s Center for the Promotion of Human Dignity makes it possible for 50 teenage boys and girls from different communities to enroll in weekly leadership, academic and vocational workshops.

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Increasing Water and Food Security 

Belmopan, Belize
PADF is working with Plenty Belize, a village-based development agency, to provide on-site skills training through its Garden-Based Agriculture for Belize’s Environment (GATE) initiative.

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Integral Program Children and Adolescents with Opportunities

Colombia
This initiative is geared toward at-risk children and youth aged 8 through 16 years, their families, local communities, and institutions that value the protection of children in Colombia.

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Keeping Kids in School

Guatemala
By encouraging youth from at-risk communities to stay in school, the program sought to prevent them from engaging in high-risk behaviors and from entering the workforce early and later becoming victims of human trafficking.

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The Multisectoral Alliance to Reduce Human Trafficking

Mexico
PADF implemented an initiative to support the Mexican government, civil society, and the private sector in their efforts to raise awareness and support prevention of trafficking in persons.

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Literacy and Education for the Island

Roatán, Honduras
PADF specifically supported PIER’s free library and Teachers Resource Center, which provide mobile access to reading and writing resources for the population of the island.

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Mexico Without Child Labor

Mexico
México Sin Trabajo Infantil is an innovative communication campaign aimed at eradicating child labor in Mexico by sensitizing the public about the issue, engaging them to find solutions to the problem, and encouraging them to take concrete actions through timely and effective actions.

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Nuestra Esperanza - Our Hope

Sonsonate Dept, El Salvador
Funding from the Citi Foundation helped provide more than 15 scholarships to youth.

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Open Book project

Buenos Aires, Argentina
EMC and PADF partnered to support the Open Book Project implemented between 2010 and 2012 in two schools by Fundación Leer, an organization based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Our Time is Now Program

Colombia
Our Time is Now is an initiative launched by the Ministry of Justice and Rights that seeks to prevent all forms of violence against children and adolescents by working with a national network of “justice houses”

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Promoting Human Rights and Reducing Poverty for Women and Youth

Cité Soleil, Haiti
This project supports the Haitian government in its efforts to promote human rights and poverty reduction for low-income women and youth in vulnerable situations through improved employability and integration of young people by offering them increased vocational training.

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Providing Safe Spaces for Youth to Grow

Bogota, Colombia
Using this funding Fundación Ambos has been able to provide numerous afterschool safe space activities for at-risk children and adolescents.

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Reducing Youth Attrition

Chiapas, Mexico
By encouraging youth from at-risk communities to stay in school, the program sought to prevent them from engaging in high-risk behaviors, such as drug use and violence, and from entering the workforce early and later becoming victims of human trafficking.

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The Resistance and Prevention Program (RAPP)

Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago
A key component of the program is to develop community-driven strategies for addressing crime, while working regionally to apply lessons learned and ensure sustainability. The ultimate goal is to identify lasting solutions to citizen security through preventive measures that avoid problems before they happen.

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Support to Women and Youth Affected by Armed Conflict

Colombia
This initiative will create transitional justice mechanisms and strengthen existing coordination among government institutions in order to better provide assistance and psychosocial support and guidance to women and youth who have been victims of armed conflict.

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Tu Voz: Campaign Against Human Trafficking

El Salvador, Guatemala City, Guatemala, and Honduras
PADF expanded its already successful Tu Voz Contra la Trata de Personas campaign from Mexico to Guatemala and other countries in the region to alert, educate, empower and support young people to achieve their goals and avoid putting their lives at risk.

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Turning At-Risk Youth into Community Leaders 

Dominica
The “All We Need Is Love” project offers activities that encourage teens and young adults to become leaders and set goals, as well as to share these lessons with younger children. 

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Youth Engagement Services (YES) Program

Belize City, Belize
The Youth Engagement Services (YES) program, a new 14-month initiative, is targeting youth who have limited opportunities in order to support youth-initiated micro and small businesses that increase access to jobs and encourage entrepreneurship in Belize City.

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Youth Development and Juvenile Justice (Kari Yu!)

Suriname
Kari Yu! supports youth development and juvenile justice reform through expanding opportunities for at-risk youth aged 15-24, and strengthening the juvenile justice system.

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