CASA’s Youth Promoter model places at-risk youth in leadership positions to help themselves by helping others.
Promoters are trained in reproductive justice and health education, and apply their skills in schools, community centers, homes and on the streets.
They use a variety of methods to teach community members including art, theater, radio, health fairs, educational workshops and campaigns.
Currently, a team of 12 youth promoters and one coordinator utilize a “youth to youth” educational model to facilitate workshops in three areas: sexual health, social issues and environmental conservation. As part of the sexual health program, free contraceptives are available upon request. In 2016, the program reached 25 communities within the San Miguel de Allende municipality as well as eight colonias, Dolores Hidalgo and San Luis de la Paz.
Promoters are trained and supported by social workers and psychologists.
Learn more about our psychological support services, visit ELEGIR.
On October 13th, CASA’s community health advocates visited the Palo Colorado preschool to give a lesson on tree planting and caring for the environment. A total of 12 trees were planted by the children with the help of.
Since 2011, CASA has helped 14 communities establish community libraries with the goal of providing residences, especially the youngest children, a local space for reading and recreation. On September 17th, ten volunteers from the communities of Palo.
Guerrero ranks 26th out of the 32 states in the country in regards to the major socioeconomic indicators–wages, employment, competitiveness, illiteracy and poverty. In contrast with 20% of Mexico´s population that does not have the financial means.