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Nevada Youth Empowerment Project

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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.

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2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Fruit D.

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Rating: 4

I'm so impressed with how much this small organization does. You get to know each staff and youth and can actually see where the program expenses are. Staff work with young adult women each day, in individualized ways, to make sure they are consistently working towards and achieving goals (completing school, gaining employment, saving money, finding independent housing). The program motivates the type of behaviors you want to see in young people! I just love it!!