EDC’s Proyecto METAS conducted a survey in three at-risk urban communities in Honduras between March and May 2013. The purpose of the survey was to develop a comprehensive understanding of the at-risk youth population in Honduras and to develop a comprehensive understanding of youth crime and violence in urban areas.

Key Findings

  • Young people aspire to employment or a steady income, a stable family, and educational achievements, such as graduating from high school.
  • Parents’ aspirations for their children vary by community risk level.
  • Religious organizations and families are critical “external assets.”
  • Poverty and the lack of economic opportunity are persistent obstacles for young people and their parents.
  • Family disintegration and inadequate support and guidance are detrimental to the development of both children and youth.
  • The lack of community trust for youth due to their age or community of origin is an additional challenge.
  • Violence, gang pressure, extortion, and ineffective police responses present challenges to all aspects of respondents’ lives.

 

Resource Details

Media Type
Website
Resource Type
Reports
Authors
Lorena Cohan, Beth Mayberry, Gustavo Payan, John Rosiak
Date
2014
Length
4 pages
Associated Experts
Senior Learning Technologist

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