Since 2004, the Youth Leadership in Sexual and Reproductive Health Program (GOJoven) has developed the leadership capacity of young professionals in adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH). The GOJoven program trains select groups of Spanish-speaking youth leaders between the ages of 18 and 30 in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and Quintana Roo, Mexico. In 2010, GOJoven launched a new English-language program in Belize while continuing with the Spanish-language program in Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico. Click here to learn more about the new GOJoven Belize Program.
The program is implemented by the Public Health Institute with primary funding from the Summit Foundation and additional funding from The World Bank. GOJoven has two main components:
1) Developing the vision, commitment, and leadership capacity of young leaders through a Fellowship program;
2) Institutional Strengthening and capacity building for civil society organizations and government organizations to effectively manage, fund and collaborate in advancing ASRH policies, programs, and services.
As of 2012, the Program has trained more than 165 young leaders and over 400 local organizations and government institutions to improve ASRH. Teams from each country have designed and implemented 36 ASRH Leadership Action Plans reaching over 10,000 young people, and hundreds of organizations.
Download the GOJoven Brochure in English (PDF)
Download the GOJoven Fact Sheet (PDF)