Tomorrows Youth Organization

Rating: 4.94 stars   18 reviews

Issues: Education

Location: 1356 Beverly Road Suite 200 McLean VA 22101 USA

Mission: TYO works in disadvantaged areas of the Middle East, enabling children, youth and parents to realize their potential as healthy, active and responsible family and community members.

Geographic areas served: Middle East, West Bank, Lebanon
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

TYO takes a multi-generational approach to supporting Palestinian refugees, working with pre-school aged youth through middle school aged, providing volunteer and professional development opportunities for adolescents and young adults, and educational opportunities for women. Programs focus on developing psychosocial skills, critical thinking, English, and technology skills, as well as on supporting women entrepreneurs in their businesses. The programs are designed to be responsive to community needs and interests, and provide a safe space for youth and adults alike to play and learn.

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Rating: 5 stars  

TYO provides women and children in an otherwise unpredictable environment stability in the form of psychosocial non-religious, non-political educational programming. I doubt anyone could find a more structured, efficient and effective NGO than TYO in Palestine or elsewhere. The wait list to get into the program is enough evidence of the wonderful things TYO is providing to the community. This is an organization that earned mine and my co-intern's respect by pushing us to connect with our students and the neighborhood. Support TYO, they deserve it!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

TYO is an incredibly special organization that works tirelessly to serve the Nablus and surrounding communities at a time when the critical needs of women and children in Palestine are often underrepresented and even ignored. I have seen firsthand the holistic and deeply thoughtful approach that everyone at TYO uses to best take on current challenges in the community, and the results are inspiring. On a personal level, my experience at TYO was a turning point in deciding to pursue studies, living and work in the region. More than any other place I have worked or volunteered, TYO changes the lives of those both in the community it serves and all those, like me, that have been fortunate enough to take part in it.

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Rating: 5 stars  

In a place where there are few safe public spaces for children to learn through play, TYO offers such an arena. I spent 8 months at TYO in Nablus – 3 months as a volunteer intern and 5 months as a projector coordinator. TYO is an asset to the local community it serves, and a focal point for Nabulsis - especially children and women - to get together and develop skills and confidence through education.
Both the international and local Palestinian staff work hard to ensure that TYO is efficiently run and effective in its psychosocial strategies for improving the lives of the local community.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

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TYO's holistic approach to community empowerment sets it apart from the many nonprofits working in Palestine. Not only do TYO programs directly benefit children at critical stages in the developmental period (early childhood education), but families and the Nablus community at large are also beneficiaries of TYO activities. It is a truly unique organization, one that exemplifies sustainable community development.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Tomorrow’s Youth Organization embodies community to its core, at TYO you’ll find children, families, and friends gathering to learn, express themselves in healthy ways, and receive much needed professional and personal support. I couldn’t be more thankful for the opportunity to experience everything TYO has to offer. For me, TYO stands as symbol of global collaboration and hope. At TYO, international and local staff, interns, and volunteers work tirelessly to meet the needs of some of the most forgotten voices of Palestine. It's still my experiences in Nablus, interning with TYO, that guide me to this day. Check out TYO, it's the kind of place you won’t be able to forget!!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

TYO is doing crucial work in Nablus, a city where few NGOs have programs. TYO is dedicated to serving Palestine's most vulnerable youth, and it has played an integral role in fostering positive, sustainable development. In addition to its youth educational programs, TYO engages parents, local volunteers, international interns, and female entrepreneurs. This inclusive network contributes to the organization's holistic approach to community and youth development. As an intern, I have witnessed first-hand the tangible impact that TYO has had on the Nabulsi community, and I look forward to supporting this organization as it continues to grow.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

TYO is an amazing organization dedicated to serving the most at-risk youth populations in Nablus. Through engaging programs, events, and a genuine sense of community, TYO creates spaces where kids can be kids. Additionally, its STEP! program and women's entrepreneurship ventures empower community members to take on leadership roles in Palestine. All in all, I feel very fortunate to have worked with this organization and look forward to what it will accomplish in the future!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

My internship at TYO fundamentally changed my life and as an organization it MUST be recognized for the incredible work it does. If I could I would return every summer to work with the children, women and community at large I would! In my time in Nablus, I taught arts to 13-14 palestinian refugee children and fitness and nutrition to women. I recognize now, I have never worked harder than I did in those 2 months, but for not one second would I take it back. TYO is more than a great nonprofit it is an incredible one.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I worked as an intern at TYO for two summers. They bring together a wonderful group of Palestinian university volunteers, Palestinian staff, American interns and children & women from the refugee camps with their community-based model. All benefit from the unique two-generational programming provided by the organization.

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