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.
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.