You are changing lives by turning risk into resilience.
Your investment of $1,000 per year enrols one at-risk youth in Yo Bro | Yo Girl Youth Initiative’s proven, strength-based programs, keeping them in school and out of gangs.
We connect at-risk youth to mentors who have lived-experience to improve their well-being and self-worth. These connections strengthen young people's inherent resilience allowing them to not simply survive hardship, but thrive in the midst of it.
Leveraging these relationships with mentors, youth are reconnected to their schools, communities, and support networks. They are engaged in creating new opportunities to feel safe, be heard and belong.
During the 2016/17 school year alone, our donors equipped us to run 41 programs in 17 schools reaching over 1,000 students and at-risk youth.
That’s over 1,000 youth that are building their resilience by improving self-worth, understanding boundaries, increasing their confidence, and strengthening positive connections with friends, family and community.