PCI developed a youth leadership course in Nicaragua to improve the knowledge, leadership, and advocacy skills of nearly 500 youth promoters, equipping them to mentor more than 2,000 of their peers in targeted communities through information sessions held in schools, churches, homes, and community meetings. The leadership course involved a series of workshops and encompassed youth leadership; human rights; self‐esteem and identity; violence; drug addiction and prevention; and communication through pop art/muralism.
PCI created a leadership and advocacy curriculum in Guatemala to contribute to sustainable youth development in our youth Women Empowerment (WE) groups. Through this curriculum, youth are mobilized to create community-related action plans that provoke positive social change. They have shown leadership through committing to take on challenges with enthusiasm and deploying social mobilization. To date, about 100 WE and Youth groups are participating in the curriculum.
PCI’s Girls Only! program along the U.S.-Mexico border combats human trafficking of vulnerable children by empowering young girls with the tools they need to recognize and achieve their greatest potential.
Learn more here about our youth leadership programs.