The Department of State, represented by the Embassy of the United States in Mexico, and the Secretariat of Public Education, in collaboration with the private sector from both countries, offer for the sixth year the program “Jóvenes en Acción” – Youth in Action. This program provides low-income Mexican youth enrolled in their sophomore or junior year of high school the opportunity to experience the United States and develop their leadership skills.
Entering its sixth year, this program already boasts almost 400 “Jóvenes en Acción” alumni. Some of them have already finished their graduate studies and continue to develop their leadership skills, support their communities, thereby strengthening Mexico and U.S.-Mexico relations.
This program includes a four week summer program in the United States, through which participants will meet likeminded Mexican and American youth also addressing social issues such as bullying, drug abuse, violence, low self-esteem, etc.