Fundación Acción Joven is a non-profit organization created in 2006 to prevent high school dropouts. They work with public high schools and vulnerable communities. There, they develop empowerment and leadership programmes in order to encourage the students to finish school and to enter the labour market as well as prevent violence.
This project follows a model called “Modelo Integral de Prevención de la Exclusión Estudiantil”. This model enables students and professors to detect the causes that generate high school dropouts. Subsequently, this leads to a construction and consolidation of the cultural, athletic and artistic field. Furthermore, academic performance and group cohesion are built.
The volunteers accompanied by Fundación Acción Joven project coordinators at all times, who supervise and guide the implemented methodologies, such as workshops on specific subjects, academic support, vocational orientation / coordination of company visits, etc.
Volunteer requirements / Skills
The volunteer should:
be passionate about working with vulnerable populations (youth)
have the ability to communicate in Spanish i
have assertive communication skills
demonstrate respect and creativity
have problem solving skills
have social skills and the capacity to think independently
Desirable interest in the following areas: psychology, sociology, anthropology, education, social development.
The project is located in Barrio Escalante, San José.
The technical storage or access is strictly necessary for the legitimate purpose of enabling the use of a specific service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user, or for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network.
The technical storage or access is necessary for the legitimate purpose of storing preferences that are not requested by the subscriber or user.
The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for statistical purposes.The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for anonymous statistical purposes. Without a subpoena, voluntary compliance on the part of your Internet Service Provider, or additional records from a third party, information stored or retrieved for this purpose alone cannot usually be used to identify you.
The technical storage or access is required to create user profiles to send advertising, or to track the user on a website or across several websites for similar marketing purposes.