The most recent diagnosis conducted by GOYN on Opportunity Youth in Mexico City revealed that, in 2020, there were 617,950 young people aged 15-29 who were disconnected from work, education or training, or who had a temporary job.

This substantial proportion of the city's young people face compounding vulnerabilities due to geographically concentrated disinvestment, unstable land tenure, and violence, as well as ongoing internal migration and displacement within Mexico.

Young people facing these factors require guidance and support to stabilize their personal well-being, establish positive personal and community relationships, and begin moving along a clear path toward a future that inspires them.

Over three years, the JuventudES program aims to serve 2,000 opportunity youth in Mexico City, through the adoption of IYF’s effective “Órale” model in municipal and federal agencies. Additionally, the program will support opportunity youth by weaving together existing public resources, programs, and infrastructure into an effective comprehensive support network, to reconnect young people to employment and education.

"JuventudES was the door to discover what I like to do, after this program I plan to continue my studies in the food and beverage sector.", Raul, first semester graduate.

During a seven-month implementation, experienced tutors will empower beneficiaries to make informed decisions and provide them with industry-valued technical, work readiness, and life skills, while also encouraging employers and stakeholders to create opportunities for youth in the sector.

Programa JuventudES 2023 - IYF

Program Focus

  • Life skills, Economic Opportunity, Systems Change


  • 2022–present




  • Mexico City

Targeted Youth

Professional Field

  • Food & Beverage
  • Supply Chain
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Logistics

Additional Resources

Funding Partners

  • Conrad N. Hilton Foundation


Oscar Ortiz , Program Director , [email protected]

Funding Partners