Young Professionals Corps at National Youth Leader Forum
On May 24, PSYDEH, led by Young Professionals Corps (YPC) members, attended the National Leadership Meeting 2019: Youth: Breaking Barriers to Transcend. There, among 150 participants, most from the Institución Tecnologico Latinamericano (ITLA) and other academic institutions based in Pachuca, the capital of Hidalgo, we focused on issues such as cyberbullying, human rights and leadership to transcend.
According to Cuerpo members Marlen Santos Blancas and Luciano de Jesús Martínez, “the event was well thought out and prepared, the information shared was clear and concise, of great help to know a little more about specific issues and how to change our thinking about daily life. For example, we learned how to face and prevent the types of harassment that exist in social networks. Now, we want to determine how we can share what we learned with our PSYDEH colleagues and our indigenous peers in the field.”
The Forum was sponsored by the Colegio de Ciencia Política y Sociales de Hidalgo, a Mexican non-profit based in Pachuca, the capital of Hidalgo, with Engineer Raúl Macías and keynote speakers Alessandra Rojo de la Vega Píccolo (Local Deputy Assembly CDMX) and Pedro Cesar Carrizales Becerra (El Mijis) (local deputy in the LXII Legislature of the Congress of the state of San Luis Potosí).
For PSYDEH, and as a mentor in the program “Jovenes construyendo el futuro”, this experience reflects our strategy for working with the YPC: link our young professionals with important actors, to train them as civic leaders, and to influence them to learn and share what they learn with us, internally, and with people in the field.