Jóvenes En Acción

Jóvenes en acción (Youth in Action), is a four-week summer exchange program in the U.S. focused on civic education, community service, and youth leadership development for Mexican high school students.

The program includes subthemes that focus on how local communities can develop a culture of lawfulness by addressing problems related to gangs; violence; substance abuse; bullying; human rights; social disintegration; access to a clean environment; financial literacy; creativity; innovation and entrepreneurship; and technologies and methodologies for English language learning. 

Participants engage in a variety of activities such as workshops on leadership and service, community site visits related to program themes, interactive training, presentations, and visits to high schools, supplementary English language classes, and local cultural activities.