Organization for Youth Empowerment
Rating: 4.88 stars 8 reviews
Issues: Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Education
Location: 3351 18th St Nw Washington DC 20010 USA
Results: Since 2005, 339 students have received life-changing OYE scholarships and become youth leaders, role-models, and mentors in their community.
Target demographics: Low-income, at-risk youth in El Progreso, Honduras
Direct beneficiaries per year: 628 youth participants directly affecting 3,640 community youth
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.
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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 with their lives.
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I have seen the kids that Oye serves go on to college and get jobs.
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Link graduates up as mentors to new youth receiving services. Spread the word so it can take off on a national level in other cities in Honduras. It is a great organization.