The purpose of this project is to build an equitable and representative cadre of future political leaders with the capacity to address some of the most pressing challenges facing Guatemala.
The project builds on a historic window of opportunity, characterized by an awakening of youth with a thirst
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for political change and interest in active citizen engagement.
This awakening grew during the widespread protests of the Government of Guatemala (GOG) and allegations of rampant corruption, which led to a peaceful political transition in 201 5. The project will provide opportunities for youth engagement in civic and political processes, as well as support for building the capacity and leadership skills of the next generation so that they are prepared to serve as Guatemalan leaders.