YCI Country Information

In 2007 two Marriott hotels and one IHG property piloted YCI in two Mexican locations, Mexico City and Puerto Vallarta. In 2009 Cancun became the third location in Mexico, followed by Riviera Maya in 2015 and Guadalajara in 2016.

YCI currently operates with six leading hotel companies including Fairmont, Hyatt, NH, IHG, Hilton and Marriott participating in the programme in five locations. So far, YCI has seen over 600 graduates in the country.

World Vision Mexico is an international Christian humanitarian organisation that manages the programme in Mexico City and Guadalajara. Cancun, Riviera Maya and Puerto Vallarta are self-managed programmes. In Guadalajara YCI is an official programme of DIF and the Secretary of Education.

World Vision Mexico is dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. Having started operations in Mexico in 1982, World Vision Mexico operate in 9 states, 303 communities and in 25 cities. Their programmes in Mexico have directly impacted over 54,000 people to date, including the most vulnerable children and young people.

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 …

Reyna, YCI Riviera Maya, Mexico 2016

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

VIDEO: YCI Puerto Vallarta & Punta de Mita launches

We're very excited to tell you that YCI Puerto Vallarta & Punta de Mita has kicked off, with Hyatt

Rocio, YCI Mexico City, Mexico 2015

Rocio lived in Mexico City with her family. A shy, reserved woman, but a keen student she had

Winners of the YCI Photo Competition announced!

After receiving shots of YCI in action, group photos and the occasional selfie, we are delighted to share the

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YCI Locations in Mexico

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YCI Mexico Gallery

  • Winner , YCI photo competition, autumn 2014 - Category: Joint sessions - Marriott Mexico City Reforma

    Winner , YCI photo competition, autumn 2014 - Category: Joint sessions - Marriott Mexico City Reforma

  • YCI Mexico City Opening Ceremony Aug 2014

    group of new participants in Mexico City 2014

  • YCI Photo Competition Spring 2014 - classroom training category winner: CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa

  • Joint session at Casamagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa

  • YCI Cancun students on a day out at Acquaworld

  • Graduates YCI Mexico City 2012

  • Mexico City graduation 2012 hosted by JW Marriott

  • Group of YCI trainees at NH Mexico City