Youth Empowerment Program

YEP! engages underserved young people through community-based education, mentoring, and enrichment programs to help develop skills and strengthen ties to family and community.

We envision a community where all people have access to opportunities, skills, resources, and relationships needed to help realize their full potential.

YEP is committed to:

  • EMPOWER
    Be confident and in control of your life
  • RESPECT
    All people have value and should be treated with dignity
  • ACCOUNTABILITY
    YEP is responsible to its participants, families, community, donors, and other stakeholders
  • UPLIFT
    Sharing ones gifts with the community in the form of verifiable aid, activism, and leadership
  • SCHOLARSHIP 
    Demonstrating an attitude toward education, learning, and being informed by achieving
PARTICIPANTS WILL ENGAGE IN THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES:

VOLUNTEERing

  • Building on Habitat Forsyth Construction Sites
  • Serving with other nonprofits in the community
  • Assist in service projects to improve our community and those around us

EMPOWERMENT CLASSES

  • Financial Literacy
  • Life Skills
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Time Management 
  • Dress for Success
  • Etiquette Classes

ENRICHMENT TRIPS

  • Tanglewood Festival of Lights
  • The Nativity According to the Gospels
  • Biltmore House
  • International Civil Rights Center & Museum
  • Piedmont Symphony
  • Sporting Events
  • Wrightsville Beach
  • College Tours

More trips coming soon!