This afternoon, 80 youth from San Marcos and Mejicanos received certificates for their participation in vocational courses, service and leadership in the Youth Builders Program: Creating Jobs for Economic Recovery. This initiative of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and US-based Catholic Relief Services (CRS) also held today the signing of a cooperative agreement with the Salvadoran Professional Training Institute (INSAFORP) to strengthen the training of participant youth.
Youth Buildersis part of the efforts of Partnership for Growth, an initiative signed by the governments of El Salvador and the United States in November 2011. The program focuses on serving youth at-risk between the ages of 16 and 25 for access to economic opportunities and engagement in productive activities. To achieve these goals, participating youth receive training and participate in service opportunities, leadership, learning skills for work and life as well as a vocational choice.
Last updated: September 13, 2013