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Empower Youth!
Mentor and uplift young people in underprivileged communities.
Learn how you can help by clicking here.
 

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So who is Empowered Youth and what do we do?

In a word or two, our goal is to keep inner-city young men out of prison and from dying an early death on unforgiving inner-city streets.  

How do we do that?  Through opportunity.  Our motto is YOUTH TRANSFORMATION THROUGH OPPORTUNITY.

Our focus for some time has been on job development because we realized some time ago that we could not really help these young men if I\we could not give them a legal way to earn money.   A tremendous percentage of juvenile crime is money-inspired and money-related, and addressing that reality in their lives is crucial to their ultimate success.

Essentially the problem we are addressing and working to resolve is to combat juvenile violence, inner-city crime and early death on the streets though training, jobs and opportunities.  We often treat the symptoms in inner-city communities and not what the core problem:  poverty.  Until we meet this social issue head-on, inner-city violence, death and incarceration of our inner-city young people will continue to grow at alarming rates nationwide.

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 Break the Cycle!  

Inspire the individual to overcome cycles of incarceration.  Learn more
 
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                <td>Thankyou everyone for supporting our fundraising comedy night at the Improv. The night was a huge success and we appreciate your support. Keep an eye on <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Empowered-Youth-USA/121255811695">our facebook page</a> for photos of the event.</td>
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                    <p class="f-small"><strong>Break the Cycle!<br /></strong>Inspire the individual to overcome cycles of incarceration. <a href="index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=46&Itemid=109"><strong>Learn more</strong></a></p>
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                    <div>Mentor and uplift young people in underprivileged communities. Learn how you can help by clicking <a href="index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53:getinvolved&catid=50&Itemid=60"><strong>here</strong></a><strong>.</strong></div>
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                <td><strong>Some words from youth in our programs: <br /></strong><em>"After coming into this program my whole life has changed and all the negativity that was in my life has found its way out. I'm proud to say that this program is really a life saver, and also motivation and encouragement to become a better man. After being surrounded by people who care, it makes you feel better about who you are." </em>Jonathan <br /><br /><em>"Empowered Youth Neighborhood has shown me that there are people willing to see beyond our flaws and mistakes and to give us opportunities and second chances. That there are people willing to give their all to help us help ourselves and to move forward in life and progress without boundaries." </em>Darwin</td>
                <td><em><br />"In Empowered Youth I've learned that there are really citizens of America that actually want to take their spare time out to keep youth from becoming a statistic. I thought that only happened in movies and tv shows, but the Empowered Youth Program has helped me enormously. Positive motivation comes from every angle, every aspect. Without this program my life could have been in jeopardy. Please take some time out to give this program a helping hand. More support coming from the community guarantees less endangered youth in our country." </em>Cleo <br /><br /><em>"It is no coincidence that someone would end-up at TACOLCY Park and attend a session of the Empowered Youth Neighborhood Program. Becoming a student is a lfie-changing decision and if you were put in by the Juvenile Justice system, then that means that the system put put you on the right path to success." </em>Alex</td>
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