RESPONDING TO COVID-19 IN MEXICO

Over the course of a few short weeks, the local economy in the communities we serve, dependent upon tourism and fishing exports, has completely collapsed. Now, the students we have championed for the last six years are leading the way, addressing critical needs that are a matter of survival. They have developed a plan to respond to the dire emergency that their communities are facing — and they have asked for our help to bring these crucial initiatives to life.

Over half of the world’s youth population lives in extreme poverty. We believe our world’s future depends on their innovative, creative leadership. We also believe poverty limits their options. We exist to change that story. Here’s how:

Capacity Building

Our network is filled with some of the world’s best in education, medicine, leadership and business. We regularly offer training and coaching in these areas for community leaders.

Compassion & Partnership

Our commitment to excellence is undergirded by a foundation of care and authentic relationship that makes what we do last. Our students, our leaders, and the community know, without question, that we do everything well because we love them.

Leadership Training

We’ve done the research and when students know themselves and how to serve others, they are empowered to reach their goals. The Institute exists to connect awesome students with world class leaders to help them make an impact and experience success.

Each year, we welcome up to 16 new students into our Institute family in Mexico. We are excited to begin expansion into Colombia, Brazil and the United States over the coming years.

WHY YOUTH LEADERSHIP?

With over 49% of global youth living in poverty, we know that they need greater opportunities to succeed. We will make this possible with your help.

LEARN MORE

HELP MAKE THIS POSSIBLE

Are you doing something awesome in your life? Let us know how you’d like to use this to make an impact on a student today!

LEARN MORE

DONATE

We are focused on excellence and need resources to make this possible. Every dollar you give is deployed with fierce focus on the students.

GIVE NOW

Welcome to Casa Hope

We are so excited to introduce you to Casa Hope. Our Home of Hope. It is a home chosen, named, and run by our student leaders. Located in Kantunilkín, Casa Hope serves as our anchoring point at the heart of the communities we work in — a safe place for students to...

Community Call – April 20, 2020

On our recent community calls, we answered questions about the emergency unfolding in Lázaro Cárdenas. Student leaders in Mexico are spearheading our response, and you can hear directly from them about the current crises facing their families and neighbors. Watch the...

COVID-19 Emergency Response Calls

The last few weeks in our world have been unprecedented. And I’m writing to you with urgency and resolve as the young people we serve in Mexico face a truly terrifying, uncertain future. This is more than a public health issue. This is about survival.  In the past...