Seminars on youth at risk in Guatemala: Devolution process completed

During May 2017, I traveled to Guatemala to engage in the devolution of preliminary results of the Fulbright project to those involved in the research process. As part of this project, a series of seminars on youth-at-risk and violence prevention programs in Latin America were carried out. Three seminars were held during data collection from March to May 2016, and two seminars were organized as part of the devolution process in May 2017.

The seminars brought together national and international academics, practitioners, donors, and students to discuss the situation of youth-at-risk in Latin America. The series was organized in collaboration with the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, and endorsed by RTI International and CEMCA. The topics and dates are listed below, along with  URL for the You Tube live transmission of the seminars in Spanish. A publication in English summarizing the outcomes of the seminars is expected later this year.

Seminar I: “Youth-at-risk and violence prevention programs in Latin America,” March 2, 2016

Seminar II: “Evaluation and feasibility of educational programs as life projects for youth-at-risk in Guatemala,” April 15, 2016

Seminar III: “The experience of the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala in the development of educational programs with youth at risk,” May 7, 2016

Seminar IV: “Good practices in the development of educational programs for youth at risk in Guatemala,” May 4, 2017

Seminar V: “Evaluation of youth educational programs and success stories of students from the Universidad del Valle del Altiplano,” May 12, 2017

For a link to all of the seminars in Spanish posted in the UVG webpage, see