Organization for Youth Empowerment

Rating: 4.88 stars   8 reviews


3351 18th St Nw Washington DC 20010 USA


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.


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.


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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Reviews for Organization for Youth Empowerment

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

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.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen the kids that Oye serves go on to college and get jobs.

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

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.

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