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. And this is where The Youth Connection steps in.
The DIF School
The school that we worked with is a part of DIF, the Mexico social service agency. It houses children aged 10 to 17 that were subject to immigration issues, often lacked birth certificates and 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 the DIF school are not always equipped with the proper school supplies they need. Volunteers in Playa Del Carmen are also tasked with purchasing and distributing school supplies to students in need.
Part Two: Teaching English
Part two of our mission is to build the students’ confidence speaking English. Team members of The Youth Connection fly to Playa del Carmen, where they work one-on-one with teachers and students at the DIF schools to help better prepare them for their future careers.
To support our mission, The Youth Connection hosts events, fundraisers, and awareness exhibitions in various cities across Ontario.