A group of entrepreneurs came together with a common dream: to help young people with few opportunities to become masters of their own lives. Based on this objective, Susanna Lemann, Marcelo Barbará and Florian Bartunek founded Instituto PROA.
PROA started operations in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro with a course in small repairs in mechanics, automotive painting and business management.
Even in a year of strong global crisis, new financiers arrive at PROA: Instituto Credit Suisse Hedging-Griffo and RB Capital join Fundação Lemann. The course that was previously divided into mechanics, automotive painting and business management classes, now the focus is on business management only.
Quantitative leap: an increase from 190 to 300 young people benefited.
PROA's first opportunities fair and new employers board the boat to support young people in finding their first job.
Strengthening of our network of volunteers who collaborate for the development of young PROANES in events and activities.
Historical result: 336 graduated students, 55% of PROA students fulfill their dream of starting higher or technical education, 97% attend the course, 88% young employees.
PROA completes more than 1,000 young people trained and ready for the job market!
Fundação Casas Bahia boards the boat to support us in transforming lives.
Students Raissa Joseph and Larissa Cardoso create a rap that expresses exactly what young people feel when they become PROANES.
PROA completes its first 10 years with 10 impact components: purpose, teamwork, expanding horizons, leadership, experience, recognition, transparency, management, achievement and excellence.
PROACOINS appears, the PROA game that encourages users to circulate through thousands of cultural attractions, receiving credits for each question answered about the missions, being able to convert the coins into cultural or educational benefits.
The first PROA Talks, an event that brought together more than 800 PROANES at the Municipal Theater of São Paulo, with speakers Luiza Heleza Trajano (Magazine Luiza), Nathalia Arcuri (Me Poupe!), Rodrigo Galvão (Oracle) and Tiago Alves (Regus ).
Launch of the PROA teaching system “Youth on Board of the Future” composed of teaching materials to support young people: Life Project, Communication, Logical Reasoning and Experiences.
The PROA Platform is born, whose main objective is to train more than 400 thousand young people online for the job market, with a focus on teaching socio-emotional subjects.