Youth Service America (YSA) believes in youth changing the world. Working with partners around the world, YSA helps young people find their voice, take action, and make an impact on vital community issues.
Targeting girls aged 10 - 21 years old in Nairobi's slums, Mrembo unveils, restores and builds the inner beauty of girls through sport. The program addresses issues of sexuality, reproductive health and self-esteem with the objective of helping girls make positive and healthy decisions. New for 2013, the initiative will provide vocational training opportunities to the neediest girls to help prevent the kind of economic desperation which forces many into prostitution or abusive relationships.
While many of us have protection from the elements, from icy conditions to searing heat in the summer, the homeless do not. UPO helps the DC homeless in several ways throughout the year. With a rise in DC homeless, the UPO Shelter Hotline vans transported 155,476 people to shelter last year. Help us raise money for comfort items for the homeless people we assist, from feminine items to care packages, water, food trays and protective clothing.
This fund supports students who are the first in their families to attend high school in Caye Caulker, Belize (school is not free in Belize). Ocean Academy, Caye Caulker's first high school (opened in 2008), provides academic and job skills programs that enable children to break free from systemic poverty. Canadian singer/songwriter Danny Michel motivates and works alongside Ocean Academy students in everything from school repairs to talent showcases to scholarships.
Alzheimer's is a public health problem. There are older people who may suffer from dementia. The lack of information, infrastructure, services and supports lead the family to feel themselves alone with a huge burden. This project provides Day Center care to patients and their families, as well as training to family members and caregivers in order to enable them to provide a qualified care. The events Alzheimer Learn and Act provide access to information for the general public and families.
Girls Rising is an empowerment group started by girls at Caye Caulker Ocean Academy and part of the UN Girl Up movement. The club started as FLC (Female Leadership Community) with a focus on exploring emotions through journal writing. Now the girls want to invite guest speakers on topics such as self-esteem, domestic violence, communication skills and also financial literacy and entrepreneurship.
Many children in Nairobi's slums struggle to finish education. VAP has teamed up with Arsenal in the community to bring the "Double Club" initiative, which combines the importance of literacy with the excitement of football coaching to make learning as stimulating as it should be. This scheme uses stories of top players to engage children into expressing their dreams and ambitions using the English Language. Supporting this project will help them to enjoy learning English literacy and football.
Providing anti-corruption information to youth in schools and community centres through a soccer themed manual that would lead them to prevent and live a corruption FREE LIFE and become better citizen.The manual dubbed as "Kick-Out Corruption" will be delivered primarily as an after school program in ten sessions each. VAP intervention students will graduate from the program and be expected to teach others in the community, thus spreading the information that they have learned in the course.