From the YMCA of Latin America and the Caribbean, we want to share with all our members, partners, and friends the launch of the pilot project "Adapting and Validating a Character Virtue Development Youth Survey to Measure Youth Outcomes and Program Experiences in Latin America"; thanks to the support of Templeton World Charity Foundation, Inc. (TWCF); that awarded USD $ 234,000 for project implementation in partnership with our YMCA movements in Peru and Bogota, Colombia.
TWCF finances interdisciplinary research since 1996, supporting work to translate discoveries into practical innovations that promote human well-being.
Thus, we seek to reinforce the commitment to youth development in Latin America and the Caribbean by adapting a scalable tool developed, proven and validated by Algorhythm, an organization with high recognition in the USA and a partner of more than two hundred local YMCAs in the United States. We hope to improve the collection of data of our programs, better understand their impact and lessons learned based on reliable data.
We want to extend our gratitude to TWCF for its trust in our work; our presence in 24 countries in the region and the possibility of serving more than 1.5 million people will allow us to develop a solid partnership to build fair, equitable and sustainable communities.
YMCA is a global non-profit organization founded in 1844 where more than 700,000 volunteers and 96,000 staff join their willingness to serve more than 58 million people in 119 countries and 11,000 communities.
“Adapting and Validating a Character Virtue Development Youth Survey to Measure Youth Outcomes and Program Experiences in Latin America"; is possible through the support of a grant from the Templeton World Charity Foundation, Inc. The opinions expressed in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Templeton World Charity Foundation, Inc.