Who We Are
YEP's Mission is to empower youth excellence.
YEP's Vision is to provide a mindset shift experience for every youth that increases positive character development, a healthy lifestyle mentality, and financial confidence and ability.
YEP's Objective is for our youth to feel like they matter and succeed in life. There are 5 key elements in which we focus on to help to transform the youth's mindset:
1. Character development
2. Health & wellness
3. Leadership skills
4. Career and job training development
This lifelong impact and high-quality programming is designed to develop problem solvers, innovators and leaders who shape our communities.
YEP's Racial Equity Statement
What We Do
The following program tracks are designed to empower the at-risk youth and/or homeless individual at various stages of assistance and development. There are strategic steps within each program that focuses on the end goal of producing leaders in the community.
- Weekly food pantry
- Every Saturday from 9am-11am at 1104 N Dixie Hwy, Lake Worth, FL 33460
- Basic Needs Assistance (direct provision or referrals to a network of community alliances to provide clothes, transportation and housing)
- Mindset & Attitude Shift (mandatory class for all YEP participants)
- Redirection (violence & anti-gang prevention, anger management)
- Mentorship (nurturing relationship with accountability measures)
- Leadership/Education (education & development of leadership and fanning the flame for success)
- Redefine Identity (knowing who you are and why you are here, rising above peer pressure and bullying)
- Financial Management/Budgeting (basic and advanced understanding of financial management)
- Job Preparedness (resume writing skills, Office Suite skills (Word, Excel, Power Point) dress for success)
- Employment Opportunities/Apprenticeships/Internships (establish relationships with business community)
- Entrepreneurship/Business Development (teaching principles of entrepreneurship and business acuity)
- STEAM after school programming (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics)