The former U.S. president and the Mexican tycoon are planning to launch a project using soccer to encourage 900 teenagers and young adults to return to school in a border state ravaged by drug violence.
Renato Flores, spokesman for the Fundación Carlos Slim, said Friday that the project will transform lessons and intellectual skills developed through sports into marketable job skills for youth in the northern state of Chihuahua.
The Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative says in a news release that the program will involve people ages 16 to 24.
Flores says both foundations will provide an undisclosed amount of money to the project and monitor its development through a local organization in Ciudad Juárez, epicenter of the drug war.
Based on reporting by The Associated Press.