Our Youth Education Program offers economic support to school-aged children of the artisans we work with, and invests in the personal and professional development of students at the secondary level through workshops and community service initiatives. Through a holistic program, we strive to develop our students into successful, socially-conscious adults, empowering them to contribute positively to their communities and foster significant change in Guatemala.
The Youth Education Program focuses on providing:
Personal and professional development workshops
Annual community service initiatives
One day with Marisol – our Youth Education coordinator:
My goal is to be a graduate in social work as I want to improve the lives of those who live in rural areas. I am driven to help this population that does not have a voice in Guatemala.
— Carmen Tzoc Portillo, Chirijox
Unlocking Silent Histories
Maya Traditions first began collaborating with Unlocking Silent Histories “USH” in 2012 in a pilot program, offering young people involved in our Youth Education Program the opportunity to develop and share their voices through creating their own short documentaries.