YCI Country Information
In 2005, six Marriott hotels located in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Costa do Sauipe championed the set up of YCI in Brazil. Over the following years, 14 properties of seven hotel companies have become involved in the 24-week programme, which typically starts in April and ends in October each year. Over 450 students have graduated so far.
Currently, training is undertaken at properties operated by leading hotel companies in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro including Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, and Marriott. Non-profit organisation Rede Cidadã coordinates local operations in São Paulo. The non-profit develops networks that support youth people in finding employment by focusing on their empowerment, active citizenship, digital inclusion and entrepreneurship.
In 2017, SOS Children’s Villages Brazil became the new non-profit partner in Rio de Janeiro and Sheraton Grand Rio joined as a new participating hotel.
Jefferson dos Santos graduated from YCI Rio de Janeiro in December 2017. Thanks to the programme this shy young man with little drive or ambition discovered a …
February 19, 2018
“Their career compounds itself with their lives and it is life changing but it’s also measurable.” Mariana Aldrigui is a …
February 15, 2018
“I’ve learned to never give up! The road may be long, but victory is certain.” This is whatNovember 24, 2017 Read More
“We are very grateful to all involved in the programme, and to the young people. I encourage allAugust 4, 2017 Read More
“A picture paints a thousand words” The YCI Photo Competition is your opportunity to tell the story ofApril 27, 2017 Read More