High-risk youth (teenagers excluded from school, living in the street, in poverty, prostitution, pregnancy, with family problems) participate weekly in a program that consists of English classes, Computer instruction, cultural activities, volunteering,
teamwork, psychological counseling, educational and material support. Every year 20 teenagers participate in this intensive program to promote their empowerment and autonomy in the future. The teens that finished the program return mostly to formal education or training. In total, 120 young people receive today follow-up from CEPIA staff, which means our staff and volunteers have strong knowledge about the challenges teens face and the individual and social dynamics of this generational group.