Commitment to Action

Youth Empowered, Engaged, and Employed

Commitment by

Children International

In 2016, Children International (CI) committed to provide opportunities for young people in Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Mexico, Philippines, and Zambia to gain the skills, knowledge, and practical experience they need to become agents of change in their communities, and work their way out of poverty. Through this commitment, CI will work with youth to build 21st century life skills by engaging community volunteers to conduct activities with youth, establishing a variety of youth clubs focused on leadership, financial literacy, and the arts, and incorporating a service learning component into the program. CI will also provide young people with scholarships, technical job training, and on-the-job learning opportunities in order to strengthen their career readiness skills, while supporting them in their transition into the workforce. The majority of these activities will be offered through CI’s community centers and six centers will be remodeled or built to support CI’s work efforts. Ultimately, this commitment will directly impact 362,875 young people in life skills and career readiness training and will engage 14,424 community volunteers.

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Commitment

Youth Empowered, Engaged, and Employed

Launched

2016

Est. Duration

3 years

Estimated Total Value

$51,058,011

Region

Latin America & Caribbean

Countries

COLOMBIA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, ECUADOR, GUATEMALA, HONDURAS, INDIA, MEXICO, PHILIPPINES, ZAMBIA

Commitment by

Children International

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., University of Kansas, SwissContact, Bani Mandir, Citi Foundation, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, Secretaria del Trabajo y Prevision Social, Mexico, Kfc Corporation, Department of Education, Philippines, Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, Instituto O´Higgins, Republic Of The Philippines, Gobierno del Estado de Jalisco, Economic Rural Development Society (ERDS), Baikunthapur Sishu Seba Kendra, Mukti Anada Tirtha, Universidad Politécnica Salesiana, DIUNSA, Honduras, InterContinental Hotels Group, Kalyan Bharati