Nevada Youth Empowerment Project

Rating: 4.69 stars   13 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Health, Homeless & Housing

Location: 2030 West 6th Street Reno NV 89503 USA

Mission: Nevada Youth Empowerment Project provides residential and out patient programming and education to prepare willing older youth for independent self sufficient living.
Results: Approximately 60 young women have lived at NYEP. We have 7 "successful" graduates, meaning they moved out as planned. We are however communicating with young women who lived at NYEP and left abruptly but benefited from out programming, none-the-less. We are in the process of collecting a survey monkey from all of the young women we've ever served to see where they are with: employment, housing, school and current needs. Check out our website for more info!
Target demographics: older female youth become self sufficient
Direct beneficiaries per year: 15 older girls, 5 agencies and 3 service clubs.
Geographic areas served: Northern Nevada
Programs: housing, food, clothing, daily needs, adult supervision/guidance, success skills training, performance monitoring, parental support, resource assistance, professional mentors, opportunities to apply new skills, transition help, etc.
2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 26-1118584
775-747-2073
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The Nevada Youth Empowerment Project has been a pivotal organization in my life. For the past three years the staff as well as the girls have been my rock and have helped through some of the roughest times I have ever faced as well as helped me grow into a person I am happy to be. They taught me the skills I needed to live independently when I left to go to college clear across the country and were here for me after my grandfather passed away and I had no where else to go, even after I had graduated the program. They encouraged me to volunteer and contribute within the community has has left a positive impact on those we help. In all honesty, the lessons they have taught me about myself and the way I interact with others have been invaluable and I cannot begin to express my gratitude,

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Encourage the staff to take a break and take some time for themselves, as well as expanding the program out more so they can help more youth (always a project of Monica's, but I'd love to see it happen!)

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

NYEP has been nothing but good for me because they are the kind of people who say what they mean and do what they say! I have been working with them for 2 1/2 years and my life has changed. Not only do I have a mentor that I can count on but the people who work here are passionate about helping our youth and to them it's not just a pay check it more than that. And as a youth in foster care without them I don't where I would be. I love that the program is always working to make a better place for youth in Reno.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If I had to change something I would, Do nothing at all because they are always making changes on their own without anyone's say so......And they don't answer to the state!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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