Higher education is now a reality for many young people in Santa Cruz, yet many graduates still struggle to find meaningful employment. The Santa Cruz Youth Corps addresses this challenge by providing graduates with professional skill development, on-the-job experience, and community service opportunities. This year-long program places interns for 20 hours a week with a range of professional employers around Lake Atitlán. Upon completion, participants are equipped with greater experience, confidence, and skills to find success in the workplace.
These talented young men and women, the future leaders of their community, embody the positive change happening in Santa Cruz.