Honduran Youth in Need of Support

Almost half of Honduran middle school students never continue on to further eduction according to the Regional Youth Alliance Project.

45 percent of students give up their studies after turning 14 to look for work to support their families. With little job opportunities and the lure of a better life across borders, many end up in a life of drugs, gang membership and/or crime.

The studies found that last year 1,155 teenagers were involved with the mara gangs (64 percent more than in 2005) in San Pedro Sula.

The Regional Youth Alliance Project recommends creating social rehabilitation centers in troubled areas of the country to provide an alternative for these affected youngsters.

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