Help young people build promising futures

The hotel industry's global solution to youth unemployment

YCI helps disadvantaged young people flourish by opening the door to the world’s leading hotels.

We enable the hotel sector to support local communities and build a pipeline of skilled and motivated talent to recruit from. Our vision is for all young people anywhere in the world to have the same opportunities for education and employment no matter their background.


Teaching kids to dream is good for business

“Their career compounds itself with their lives and it is life changing but it’s also measurable.” Mariana Aldrigui is a researcher at the University of Sao Paulo …

Why YCI’s success depends on partnership working

Through years of developing our model to become the hotel industry's solution to youth unemployment, we know that partnership working …

YCI Photo Competition winners revealed

Towards the end of December we published the winners of our Autumn photo competition. More than 130 photos

Success breeds success at YCI Goa, India

Thanks in part to a 100% success rate of graduates in the current cohort of YCI Goa, five

Why human rights are a key pillar of YCI

In recognition of Human Rights Day, Head of YCI Scott Robinson explains why human rights is core to

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Luis, YCI Mexico City, Mexico 2017

With thousands of people have fleeing from violent gangs in Guatemala, Luis sought refuge in Mexico. Leaving without having the chance to complete his education, he had …

Thamires, YCI Sao Paulo Brazil 2013

“I’ve learned to never give up! The road may be long, but victory is certain.” This is what Thamires said …

Phuong, YCI Hanoi, Vietnam 2016

Before YCI, Phuong’s life consisted of the usual routines of home and school life. Born to a farming

Reyna, YCI Riviera Maya, Mexico 2016

“Everyone and everything starts from the bottom, but you can become something big in the future.” This is

Vishal, YCI Jaipur, India 2017

Vishal was born and raised in Jaipur where he lived with his parents. He had to leave school

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