Prudential YouthBuild Global Service Day Unites Youth from Three Countries

Thursday, March 3, 2016
YouthBuild students constructing walls

Seventy YouthBuild students from Arizona, Mexico and El Salvador met in San Luis today for the program’s first transnational event. YouthBuild students and graduates joined together to build walls for two green homes that will be owned by low-income families.

The goal of the first-ever Prudential YouthBuild Global Service Day is to spark conversation about effective ways to foster opportunity and self-reliance for young adults who previously never finished high school and face other life challenges—challenges that are common for young people across the globe.

Oscar Romero from PPEP speaks with representatives from the U.S. Department of State and Prudential

Heather Higginbottom, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources, was on-hand to welcome the students.

“Secretary Kerry’s special bond with YouthBuild followed him to the State Department and to the corners of the earth because the mission is universal: building opportunity for youth means stronger and more resilient societies, a cornerstone of good foreign policy,” said Deputy Secretary Higginbottom.

Lata Reddy, vice president of Corporate Social Responsibility at Prudential and president of The Prudential Foundation, attended the event and remarked on how the combined efforts of these two organizations are changing lives for the better.

Read the full press release from the event

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