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Alternative Schools: Equipping Young People to Unlock Their Potential in Puerto Rico

Rossana G. Emmanuelli, PTS facilitator at National Talent Academy in Bayamon, delivers a PTS lesson on preparing resumes and writing cover letters.

Puerto Rico, my place of birth, is known for its colorful streets, rich traditions, natural wonders, flavorful food, and rhythmic...

Don't Just Tell Girls They Can Do Anything—Show Them How to Break Barriers

En Español

As a girl, I grew up in a home where I was told that I could be and do anything. Now, as a young professional in the...

A Creative Challenge Lets Students in Panama Practice Skills While Helping Communities

Recently, more than 80 young women and men in Coclé, Panama were set to graduate from a vocational-technical school where they’d been preparing for careers in fields like mechanics, electronics, construction, and commerce. In pre-Covid times, they...

How Youth Opportunity Ambassadors are 'Showing up' to Make an Impact in Their Communities

On a Wednesday evening in August, members of the Youth Opportunity (YO) network gathered to close out the Spring 2021 YO Ambassadors Program. During the closing event, participants and staff...