Teens in Central America need hope for a better future
Violence, crime and poverty are threatening children’s safety in Central America. It’s why nearly 60,000 unaccompanied children from Central America arrived at the U.S.-Mexican border in 2016.* They were searching for a better future. You can help.
* International Organization for Migration
Providing children and youth with opportunity matters to the Fournier family
Charles Fournier and his family care so much that they’re willing to match your funds up to $10,000. Together, you’ll make 5X the impact through other giving partners.
“We are inspired to help children because they are the future. If we improve the lives of children then they have a better chance of leading a meaningful and productive life. We encourage you to support like we have — a straight gift or giving a gift of shares. It makes good investment sense. — Charles Fournier, Georgetown, Ont.
What’s the problem, you can help solve?
Many teens in Central America want nothing more than safety, an education and employment. We want to prevent youth like Javier from leaving home in search of more opportunities
“In the moment I left home, I was shattered inside, but in front of my mother I pretended to be strong.”
— Javier (not his real name), 18, Nicaragua
Your gift will…
- support programs that improve child-protection systems and create safe spaces
- educate and encourage children and youth to be leaders so they can use their voice to effect change
- provide skills-training, scholarships and other educational resources to youth so they can participate in sustainable economic activities