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.
|Location||Mexico, Latin America and Caribbean|