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Phone: 202-667-1499
3351 18th St Nw
Washington
District of Columbia 20010
USA
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Target demographics: Low-income, at-risk youth in El Progreso, Honduras

Direct beneficiaries per year: 628 youth participants directly affecting 3,640 community youth

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Organize fundraising events/opportunities

Geographic areas served: El Progreso, Honduras and surrounding area.

Programs: Academic Program, Capacity Building and Leadership Program, Institutional Strengthening Program, and Community Engagement Program which includes: OYE El Ritmo, OYE’s radio program; Jovenes, a quarterly youth magazine; COPA OYE, an annual sports tournament; Cultural Exchange Program and La Calle, a local public art/mural project.

Mission:
OYE is a youth-led organization that develops the leadership and capacity of at-risk Honduran youth. OYE’s integrated development approach combines academic scholarships, youth capacity building, and community engagement to inspire and equip young people with the awareness and skills they need to take control of their own lives. The final goal is the empowerment of socially conscious youth who will emerge as leaders and agents of positive change in the Honduran community.
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Since 2005, 339 students have received life-changing OYE scholarships and become youth leaders, role-models, and mentors in their community.

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06/13/11
Working with OYE showed me that in a short time you can help change lives and that there are people in the world who are "paying it forward" and working to connect our global community. The staff was great, the mission was clear, and the experience was unlike any other. Every teen, every college ... more »
06/12/11
I had the pleasure of volunteering with OYE about 5 years ago when the organization was still in its beginning stages. It has been amazing for me to see how this grassroots organization has grown over the years. It is incredible how the ideals of just a couple of young people, transformed into ... more »
06/10/11
OYE puts all the money raised directly into programs and direct aid to the youth the organization serves. It has one of the lowest overheads and you can be assured whether you volunteer, donate or become involved, your time and money will not be wasted. Kids who have so little are doing so much ... more »
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