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Nevada Youth Empowerment Project

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Health, Homeless & Housing, Rehabilitative Care, Temporary Housing, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Nevada Youth Empowerment Project provides residential and out patient programming and education to prepare willing older youth for independent self sufficient living.

Results: Approximately 60 young women have lived at NYEP. We have 7 "successful" graduates, meaning they moved out as planned. We are however communicating with young women who lived at NYEP and left abruptly but benefited from out programming, none-the-less. We are in the process of collecting a survey monkey from all of the young women we've ever served to see where they are with: employment, housing, school and current needs. Check out our website for more info!

Target demographics: older female youth become self sufficient

Direct beneficiaries per year: 15 older girls, 5 agencies and 3 service clubs.

Geographic areas served: Northern Nevada

Programs: housing, food, clothing, daily needs, adult supervision/guidance, success skills training, performance monitoring, parental support, resource assistance, professional mentors, opportunities to apply new skills, transition help, etc.

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 5

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!!



Rating: 5

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.


Rating: 4

I've been volunteering with this organization since it opened. Just watching it grow from an empty house to a real family home is pretty amazing. The NYEP team is definitely in it for the outcome, not the income!

Cathie B.


Rating: 5

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.

Kacey M.


Rating: 5

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.


Rating: 5

The Nevada Youth Empowerment Project is an absolutely phenomenal organization! Day to day this organization provide numerous of services to help young adults of various backgrounds get out poverty. Not only do they cater to helping young adults they also do a good job with informing the community about exactly what poverty is. I totally would recommend anyone who is committed to helping and serving their community to check this organization out.

Remember just like Mahatma Gandhi said"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."