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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Adult & Child Matching Programs, Children & Youth

Mission: G.Y.O. provides youth the opportunity to tour historical landmarks, college campuses, museums and memorials that they may not have had the opportunity to visit. We build from an initial travel experience that opens the child's eyes to a world of possibilities and then keeps them working on life skills, education and community involvement as the necessary building blocks to a productive adult life.

Results: Reconfiguring our infrastructure and securing funding for our road trip departure on July 1st, 2012.

Programs: The Road to Success "Travel MenTouring" Program

Community Stories

8 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Cecyl F.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

GYO is 100% committed to helping our youth become the very best they can be! They work diligently to ensure that each person in the program has an opportunity to reach their full potential.

Previous Stories

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the honor of knowing the founder of GYO, Tanya Walters for 5 years now. I have seen first-hand the impact GYO has had on young people across this nation. I have seen their lives transformed because of the love and support they received from the GYO staff. I am grateful for this organization and all that it stands for, it has been an answer to prayer! GYO is a part of the solution to a growing problem in this nation. Our youth need and deserves this program. Young people thrive when they are encouraged to reach their full potential. Tough Love, Proper Guidance and a Road Trip Reward has proven to be a winning combination for GYO!

Donor

Rating: 5

Tanya is a force of nature! She is willing to be anywhere at anytime to advance her mission and it's inspiring. Her dedication and mentorship to the youth she serves is unparalleled. I continue to do what I can to support Tanya and GYO and highly recommend that others do the same.

Patrick15

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I recently attended a community event that Godparents Youth Organization held. They had a variety of activities and they introduced me to many new organizations. While I was there, I got to meet some the kids who were a part of the program and who had been positively affected by it. Since then, I have done a significant amount of research on the organization and I like what I have seen. They have helped many people in our community, especially with their cross-country college tour. GYO is a great organization and I look forward to what they do the future.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love gyo they are my second family and traveling with them was a great experience i really appreciate mama t (Tanya Walters) for being their for me supporting me and pushing to keep going i love you so much and i thank god for you so much keep doing what you doing :) jebre

Nelshannae F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

God parents youth organization is something that I thank god for because with out Tanya Walters and her other bus driver I would still be a troubled teen I came in to the organization with the worst attitude and not so good grades and really only cared about myself ,now I'm working on my last year at Paine college I have many friends from the program that I still can call up and many different people who can and have taken me in as there own I thank god parents youth pug animation for the life long experience that I will never forget and still talk about till till this day I send a special thanks to Tanya Walter for the love that you shared on me the , the daily hugs , the time , and last but not least the money I have a testimony like no other and mama t gave me the words of encourage ment to speak about it and want to change I love you all from the bottom of my heart and I greatly appreciate you all being by my side for this long journey love chocolate

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This program was created and is operated by an Awesome and dynamic woman of God. She is a person of integrity, she is well organized, consistent, persistent, positive, and loving. It was and is a great Blessing to always work side-by-side with Tanya Walters. I would recommend anyone to this program because I know that once they cross paths with Tanya rather they be a volunteer student or what have you their will be a life changing experience.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have seen so much media coverage of this amazing organization and I think its fabulous! What they are doing for the youth and the community is amazing. Keep up the life changing work!