Goal 8: Assist at-risk youth between ages 16-25 through efforts to afford them economic opportunities and engage them in productive activities. On Track Both the USG and GOES are carrying out programs for at-risk youth. During this reporting period, the USG provided vocational training to 602 at-risk youth in cosmetics, bread making, computer maintenance, auto mechanics, sales representatives, cooking, messenger services, and other professional skills. Of the youth trained, 177 found employment. Training on a Civil Protection program to develop work skills has continued for 500 at-risk youth, as previously reported, and during the period mitigation plans were formulated in the schools. Additionally, the USG has established alliances with 112 private companies and partners such as NGOs to facilitate job interviews and access to employment for youth. The GOES sponsored a temporary employment program with USG support, which trained more than 1,250 new beneficiaries during the semester in urban areas on job/life skills, including a significant percentage of youth. The GOES presented and obtained approval from international donors for the financing of the Special Parks for Social Reinsertion and Culture of Peace project. The GOES, through the Multi-year Plan with the Spanish Development Agency (AECID) is providing training for the establishment of 12 micro-enterprises in the Municipalities of Mejicanos and Ayutuxtepeque. Furthermore, under the project Pact for Security and Employment in the Metropolitan Zone of San Salvador- AECID,” training is being delivered to 500 youths from six municipalities within the metropolitan area of San Salvador. Once the process is finalized, scholarships will be granted to 106 selected youths.