Children International and PMI Educational Foundation Equip More Than 18,000 Youth to Act as Change Agents for Social Impact in Their Communities

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Christina Becherer
Global Director, Strategic Partnerships

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (August 11, 2023) — Through a partnership with the PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF), Children International received an investment of more than $1 million over the past three years, including a $681,349 grant, plus in-kind expert project management coaching and educational resources, to equip vulnerable youth as change agents who work to tackle community challenges through social impact projects.

Collectively, 18,296 youth all over the world participated in programs that taught these skills. Then, the participants (ages 12+) applied their new skills to over 120 community service projects that addressed problems in their communities. The projects ranged in size and scope from small community gardens in Ecuador, clinic infrastructure improvements in Honduras, to large park revitalization projects in India. Youth planned and executed projects to tackle key issues in their communities. Community service projects have a ripple effect helping young people develop a sense of pride and ownership — while impacting their family, friends, neighbors — ultimately leading to a greater sense of civic engagement and social responsibility.

Check out this video on the success of our partnership with PMIEF in Colombia:

Who is Children International?

Children International, based in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, is a child and youth development organization working to help end the cycle of generational poverty. Through a long-term, customized approach, Children International supports children and youth for the first two decades of their lives, providing access to information and inspiration in the areas of health, education, empowerment through life skills, and employment. When equipped to transform their own lives, young people also transform their families and communities, and as a result, multiply good in the world. For more information, go to


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