+1 million young people developed transformative proposals

The educational program that responds to the problems of young people in the world

Students from diverse realities and beliefs come together to identify the local problems that they face and propose concrete solutions.

An education that generates meaning

New learning methodologies to build a more just and peaceful world

Integral development of the individual

Each young person experiences an encounter with themselves and with others to develop soft skills.



Promotion of encounter, creativity and critical thinking

Students collectively face the challenges of the 21st century, promoting tolerance and respect.

Promotion of citizen participation and social leadership

The program accompanies young people in the development of projects that transform their realities.


The program consists of three stages

Stage 1

Guide training

The Scholas international team trains 20 university students in the Scholas Occurrentes – Citizenship methodology.
Semester dedication.
It includes theoretical learning, reflection and practical experience with young participants.

Stage 2

Immersion week

Between 150 and 500 high school students select the current problems of society and seek feasible solutions.

Step 1

Young people deepen their own "being" and the "meaning" of their lives, through games and art.

Step 2

The young people identify a series of common problems and vote in the assembly for the most representative one.

Step 3

The young people investigate the selected problem and agree on solutions.

Step 4

The young people present what they have worked on during the week in front of local authorities to achieve a commitment to positive change in the community.

stage 3


Teams made up of different young people are formed and together with teachers and tutors they carry out the proposals that they themselves create.
Work in multidisciplinary teams.
Development and execution of proposals.
Consensus of proposals with the community through a local educational micro pact.
Support from the Scholas network of universities.

Latest Citizenship programs

Learn about the problems selected in the latest meetings

Citizenship Iztapalapa, Mexico

Participants: 250 students, 22 teachers and 58 volunteers.

Selected problem: The violence and discrimination that leads some young people to suicide.

Proposal: A City without conscience generates violence: concrete awareness-raising actions.

Córdoba Citizenship, Argentina

Participants: 150 students, 16 teachers, 8 volunteers.

Selected problem: Problematic consumption of young people in the Secondary Schools of the City of Córdoba.

Proposal: Problematic Consumption Awareness Event. Space for listening and accompaniment of young people for young people. Workshops and training for teachers and students, closing at Expo-Dicci.

Citizenship New York, United States

Participants: 80 students, 8 academic institutions

Selected problem: Isolation due to use of social networks

Proposal: “Find Yourself” awareness project Presentation of the “Pro-Tech” application for the safety of social media users Creation of the organization “Students Against Social Media Abuse (SASMA)” to prevent social media addiction in the students.

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