Mexican Youth in Action

In 2010, 'Jóvenes en Acción', a program in partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, U.S. community partners and World Learning was started. The objective is to offer Mexican high school students, aged 15-18, an opportunity to travel to the United States for a five-week educational exchange opportunity to develop their leadership and civic engagement skills.

Mexican Youth in Action

Jóvenes en Acción is a program in partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, U.S. community partners and World Learning. I n July 2013, a group of 99 high school students from various regions in Mexico were chosen. All participants possess great leadership skills and are engaged in improving their communities. The pilot program in 2010 sent 50 Mexican students to Berkeley, CA and Washington, DC for five weeks.

The goals of the program are to promote mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and Mexico; include significant interaction with American peers and/or families; arrange intensive English language workshops; incorporate service-learning activities to promote a culture of lawfulness; help with the development of individual service projects for students to implement upon return home; prepare youth leaders to become responsible citizens and contributing members of their communities; and significantly influence the attitudes of the leaders of a new generation.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • World Learning

    Implementing NGO, Advocacy NGO
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    For 85 years, World Learning has worked to create a more peaceful, sustainable, and just world.

    Their education, development, and exchange programs help people...

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Key Information

LocationMexico, Latin America and Caribbean
  • Start Date 2010