Youth Empowerment Project

What We Believe

Our Mission

“YEP engages underserved young people through community-based education, mentoring, employment readiness and enrichment programs to help them develop skills and strengthen ties to family and community.”

Our Core Purpose

YEP’s core purpose is to empower young people to improve their lives and the lives of others.

Our Core Values

YEP is committed to:


YEP believes all people have value and should be treated with dignity.


YEP is responsible to its participants, families, community, donors and other stakeholders.


YEP is honest and sincere.


YEP believes in ongoing learning and innovation.


YEP is caring and generous.

Our Vision Statement

YEP envisions a community where all people have access to the opportunities, skills, resources and relationships they need to actualize their potential.