Location Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Grantee 2016
Attended areas Human Rights and Civic Engagement

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Formação Cidadã para Jovens do Ensino Médio das Escolas Públicas do RJ

Promoting Civic Engagement in Youth from Rio’s Public Schools

Schools in Brazil typically do not provide classes or lessons on civic engagement or political science, which could perhaps explain the collective apathy among Brazil’s youth regarding social issues. Ação Jovem Brasil was founded in 2004 to encourage young college students to apply the lessons they learned inside the classroom to help improve society.

Ação Jovem Brasil provides activities that help educate students of Rio’s public schools as engaged citizens, promoting a culture of overall greater social involvement. Along with teaching and informing youth, the project will offer workshops focused on developing projects to solve local issues.

With support from BrazilFoundation, Ação Jovem Brasil aims to:

• Train 60 students from public schools between the ages of 16 and 19;
• Facilitate group discussions and dynamic learning activities that encourage reflection;
• Advise youth on creating responsible, engaged, and critical citizens;
• Promote knowledge exchanges between social leaders, professionals, and youth activists


Civic education for 60 youths from public schools
More engaged, responsible youth
Scaling social impact from the local to the national level

“May the first steps develop into a pilot project that can be multiplied in other schools.” – William Andrade Nogueira, Founder of Ação Jovem Brasil.

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