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Connect. Create. Change

Our mission is to cultivate and catalyze youth leaders to build more just and sustainable communities in Guatemala and El Salvador. Young people become influential and impactful leaders. By providing them with tools, skills, and support services, we encourage active engagement towards improving health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change

21st Century Skills


HundrED has selected this innovation to

21st Century Skills in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Target group
October 2020
“A leader is the person that understands the needs of the community and drives actions to work with and for the people”

About the innovation

Why did you create this innovation?

During the war in Central America silence was the best bet to survive. The youth, as the post war generation, was raised under this mantra.

This generation decisions and actions are key for shaping the present and future.

We believe that given the encouragement and right kind of learning, any young person become an influential and impactful leader, addressing the injustices in their communitie

What does your innovation look like in practice?

We provide professional and personal development that stimulates an active civil society driving towards the achievement of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals - the universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet by 2030. We lead change by providing training & capacity building, leading youth resource centers, coaching & mentoring, local, regional & global networking and we support youth-led development projects. We are one of the leading organizations worldwide that work to combat complex social, environmental, and economic challenges at local, regional, national, and international levels. This was demonstrated by our UNESCO-Japan Prize for Education for Sustainable Development in 2015. We do it through 3 initiatives:
1. Ledership training
2. Youth-led Community Centers
3. Eco-Social Enterprises - sustainable initiatives that allow economic freedom for women through a network of local homestays and provide financial sustainability to families

How has it been spreading?

We are empowering the youth in Tecpán, San Miguel Uspantan, & La Dignidad, Guatemala; Suchitoto, Jujutla and Guaymango, El Salvador.

Our goals are:
- Leadership Training: we provide young people from marginalized communities with transformative leadership training, giving them the tools, skills, and support to become influential and impactful leaders of sustainable community development.

- Youth-led Community Centers: we support diverse, context-appropriate spaces designed by- and for-youth to provide services, resources and opportunities for positive youth engagement around the SDGs.

- Eco-Social Enterprises: we leverage our knowledge, networks and infrastructure to partner with the local community and incubate and grow promising locally-led eco-social enterprises.

If I want to try it, what should I do?

If you are interested in learning more about our model and curriculum please send us a message to

We would love to hear from you!

Impact & scalability

Impact & Scalability

SERES’ mission is focused on the development of 21st century skills through transformative leadership training, positive youth engagement and eco- social enterprises. They help young people to become influential and impactful leaders in order to address the injustices in their communities and take action as global citizens.

HundrED Academy Reviews

The program is based in interactions and enrichment experiences, it doesn’t requiere specific infrastructure or expensive resources. It can be implemented in varied contexts so its scalability is high.

By harnessing their positive energy, developing a deep trust relationship, and teaching leadership, communication, finance and agriculture skills, SERES is giving youth the tools to make profound changes in their communities. Tremendous program!!

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