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Welcome to Integracion Juvenil

Integracion Juvenil has supported more than 8,000 children over the past 45 years!

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 About the Organization

Integracion Juvenil was established on September 5, 1977, in the city of Puerto Plata, North of Dominican Republic. After seeing how the children approached the tourists arriving to our country by cruise ship and asking for money, we felt an urge to find a way to support them. 


Our Story

Our Story

A group of concerned citizens headed by Doña Ana Leroux founded Integración Juvenil (Youth Integration) in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic on September 5th, 1977 in order to create a safe haven away from the street culture for children in especially difficult circumstances and properly integrating them back to society.

It was formally incorporated on October 26, 1978, in accordance to Decree No. 343 as a legal non-profit organization.


What We Care About


At Integracion Juvenil we foster a traditional and non-traditional environment for learning and personal growth, focusing on the protection of rights, for children and young individuals, generally ranging from 7 to 16 years of age. We aim to build an inclusive environment in which the children are provided the necessary tools to empower them for their future.

What is Integracion Juvenil?

Integracion Juvenil is an educational institution that makes significant contributions to the development of youth in the province of Puerto Plata and the country.


We foster a non-traditional environment for learning and personal growth, focusing on the protection of rights, for children and young individuals coming from challenging environments.

A Day in the life of At
Integracion Juvenil

The Ministry of Education appointed us an extended school day, the children will receive lunch and an afternoon snack, they feel very happy because many of them did not have that well-being outside the institution.

The schedule that the children now have is from 7:45 A.M. at 4:00 P.M.

In the afternoon we give them classes in martial arts, organic agriculture, English, volleyball, basketball, and baseball, among other arts such as dance, music, and crafts.


"For me, Integracion Juvenil is an institution in which I greatly appreciate the welcome received and above all, for the opportunity to grow as a person. We are a family!"

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-Suheidy Castillo 
Social Work

Our Programs

Our Programs

Academic Education

Within the programs implemented in the school sponsored by the Ministry of Education and that serve as support for the achievement of curricular competencies we have:


Dominicans Read “Dominicana Lee”: which aims to massively promote reading in the educational community and the family, through multiple projects. This program includes strategies such as reading promoters, which includes assigning space where students can work collaboratively and those who have achieved greater literacy skills support their peers, helping them to read and write correctly, becoming a reproducing entity of learning.

Want to Help? Donate your books! We have a library ready to receive new and exciting material.
Contact Us

We are grateful for the people and organizations that have invested their funds, time, and their love into Integración Juvenil.

How To Help

Donate Time

Donate Items

Donate Money

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