Proyecto Acción Transformadora developed representative cohorts of promising future political leaders, strengthening their capacity to address some of Guatemala’s most pressing challenges.
By preparing future political leaders and connecting them to traditionally isolated youth advocacy efforts, our network of leaders engaged in transformative solutions, ethical practices, and critical analysis. The network worked to build renewed trust in the democratic process, reduce disenfranchisement, and institute policies that contribute to a more equitable and prosperous country.
This cooperative agreement with USAID targeted youth ages 16–35 to activate potential leaders, strengthen and mobilize developing leaders, and support leaders in action as they catalyzed change within the country’s most marginalized communities.
Through project activities, participants prepared to address Guatemala’s volatility, lack of government accountability, and political system, which often overlooked the needs of many youth who desired improved opportunities for inclusion, education, and employment.