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.
I have been a fan of this non-profit since the day they were formed. As a transitional home for girls aging out of foster care, they provide a much needed service in our community. The staff does a great job as role models in demonstrating to these young women what it takes to be successful. From encouraging them to stay in school, to helping them learn life skills, to encouraging donors, the Nevada Youth Empowerment Project is an excellent non-profit that assists a very deserving segment of the population.
the Nevada Youth Empowerment Project's mission appears to help young women who do not know each other and do not have a normal home life to learn how to deal with life starting from the basics and hopefully learning how to succeed. they live in a home with structure and are taught how to organize their life. those that chose not to follow the structure leave. those that stay, learn all the basics from cooking, cleaning, getting along with each other, volunteering at local charities, looking for employment, working, continuing their education and some may even graduate from college. Hopefully in two years or less they leave the home and start enjoying living their life.