About The Project
In Mexico, speaking English can change lives. The majority of the economy in Playa Del Carmen, where our projects are based, flourishes from tourism. Being able to speak English is a valuable asset that provides job opportunities. However, the economy is unstable. Children are often left on the streets to earn livings for their families, selling trinkets. It is our philosophy that young children belong in school. This is where The Youth Connection steps in.
The DIF School
The schools that we work with are a part of DIF, the Mexico social service agency. They house children aged 10 to 17 that have been subject to immigration issues, lack birth certificates or proper visas, experienced abuse at home, or were homeless.
Part One: School Supplies
Part one of our mission is providing adequate school supplies. The students at DIF schools, as well as other rural schools, are not always equipped with the educational necessities they need in order to succeed. We fundraise to purchase and distribute school supplies to both students and teachers.
Part Two: Tomorrow's Future
Part two of our mission is to build the students’ confidence speaking English, as well as realizing the importance of remaining in school. Volunteers speak with the students, and ensure that they are aware that they hold the power of the future.
To support our mission, The Youth Connection hosts events, fundraisers, and awareness exhibitions in various cities across Ontario.