LLYC Foundation trains almost 200 young people with Future Voices
The LLYC Foundation has trained 195 young people from 10 countries in this year’s second edition of Future Voices. This global project implemented by the consultancy firm helps young people at risk of social exclusion and strengthens their soft skills techniques tied in to communication and public speaking, with the aim of offering them useful tools to address their personal and professional future with greater confidence. More than 70 volunteers from the firm in Spain and Latin America have taken part in this initiative over the course of 2021.
In carrying out this second edition, the LLYC Foundation joined forces with different social partners in the countries where it carries out the project, such as the Ruta 40 Foundation (Argentina), SERAJ (Mexico) Associação das Famílias do pecém (Brazil), SIP (Chile), Hogar Nueva Granada (Colombia), Fe y Alegría (Ecuador), Tomillo Foundation (Spain), Centro TAGUA (Panama), MIR Foundation (Dominican Republic) and Camillus House (USA).
To undertake the project in an optimal fashion, different theoretical and practical sessions and workshops were established. The 10 participating offices taught the training sessions, adapting to the time needs and individual circumstances of each participating social partner. At several sessions, and with the support of the coaches, young people were taught such subjects as constructing a message and the correct use of non-verbal language, and even techniques to construct successful storytelling.
The implementation of this edition of the educational project was also an important challenge for the LLYC Foundation, which, due to the circumstances stemming from the pandemic, had to adapt the project so that close to 70% of the participating offices could teach them online, reducing the number of group participants, readapting training sessions and redesigning more personalized content.
Cristina Ysasi-Ysasmendi, head of the LLYC Foundation stated, “Future Voices is our flagship project, our chance to make the foundation’s goals a reality, generating value for social change through communication. This second edition has been a major achievement, not just because of the impact we have had on the young participants, but also because of the impact the project has had on our own volunteers. The success of the initiative is thanks to them, and of course to the support of the collaborating organizations”.
Future Voices was set up with the aim of mobilizing and motivating the foundation’s volunteers to the benefit of a common cause in all our markets, which is flexible, scalable and capable of generating a positive and direct impact that can be measured in response to a global challenge. In line with the foundation’s commitment to generate value for social change through communication, it launched this project in 2019 tied in to SDG 4: Quality education, thus contributing to the 2030 Agenda.
About the LLYC Foundation
The LLYC Foundation was set up in 2016, based on a project by the Impossible Tellers Foundation. Its mission is to contribute to generate social value through the contribution of talent and expertise of the people who make up LLYC as a global communication and public affairs consultancy firm.
The LLYC Foundation has become a reality thanks to the professionals at LLYC and to their firm commitment in all the countries where the company operates. Through projects and initiatives, the Foundation focuses its social action on supporting different groups at risk of exclusion and with special needs, through training and other actions, as well as by participating in raising awareness of different social causes.