I am proud to be an Nevada Youth Empowerment Project (NYEP) graduate.
My Senior year of high school was a very impactful year. I delt with the major transition of high school to college all while struggling with the stress of not having a a place to call home. I was a student working towards an honors degree and needed a safe place that would help support my goal of attending the university the following year.
Finding NYEP has been a true blessing. There I was able to focus all me energies into graduating successfully, transitioning into college, learn skills vital to being fully independent, all in a loving and supportive environment
Since successfully graduating the program I am 11 credits from receiving my bachelors degree at the University of Nevada, Reno, have lived in my own apartment, held a job for nearly 2 and a half years at an office job, and studied oversees.
I know the value of this program in young womens lives because of my personal experience and the ladies I have met go through it along the way. I have grown to care so deeply about this program that I have started a volunteer running group. I encourage you to visit the program and meet the girls who are apart of NYEP and learn exactly what it is that they educated and prepare these young ladies to be successful in. Thank You NYEP for all the help and support you have given me and the help you give to the many other young women in our community!
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,
Nevada Youth Empowerment Project is a small organization that is making a huge difference in our community. Monica (Executive Director) is one of a kind. She dedicates endless hours and a wealth of knowledge to assisting these young women. I moved back to Reno and was looking for an organization that is truly making a difference and I found it with NYEP. Keep up the great work!!
Nevada Youth Empowerment Project's mission to help young women have a well rounded life is to be commended. These young women are given the tools, education and encouragement to succeed in life and support one another. I love the fact their is a structure and program in place to keep the ladies motivated and working hard. I have worked with many of these girls in a variety of ways, as interns, volunteers, community members, event planning and execution.
The young women that graduate out of the program are given tools to be successful in life and many go on to lead fulfilling lives.
My life is forever changed because of the generosity this agency brings to our greater community. NYEP understands the power of working with other organizations and businesses that value partnerships and support.
NYEP is a well-run organization providing essential life services to young women. I've known of this organization for several years and have watched it grown and flourish. Proud to be a fan of this organization, and proud to watch it grow!
Truly an awe inspiring organization, showing the right way of how working with our aged out foster children should be done. One of a kind, that there needs to be more of.
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.
I love NYEP! I started volunteering with the organization over a year ago and, since then, I have been continually impressed by the staff and the clients. I 100% believe in their philosophy and strategy for helping young girls turn into successful, productive adults. The staff does everything they can to keep their clients from that slippery slope on which it seems necessary to rely on some form of life-long welfare. More than that, they provide a loving home where young girls are able to safely and comfortably explore their interests and develop their personalities. The girls are awesome, the constantly inspire me, and I can't wait to see where they go in life. The feeling of hope and love that hits you as soon as you walk in the front door is a recommendation in itself. I challenge anyone to get involved and not fall in love with the organization.
NYEP is an organization that does exactly what it says it does. If you look at what they put out into the community - what they say when they speak in public, how they represent themselves, what they put on their website and on Facebook - and then you go and visit the site, you can see that they are the real deal and they are actually even more impressive than they make themselves out to be. A lot of young people you come in contact with - especially those in transition - seem unhappy, disrespectful, and like they don't care and have no direction, but when you meet the girls at the NYEP program, they are so vibrant and happy and you can tell how hard they are working on themselves and how proud they are to be part of the program. They volunteer, they help each other, and they have respect for themselves and others. They are like a family. The staff is awesome and you can tell they really care about what they do.