"Potential is universal. Opportunity is not. Our job is to fill the gap."
We envision a future where all structures and systems support young people in designing their own paths to success and bringing about the changes they want to see in the world. We serve youth using three strategies — identity-affirming relationships, expanded learning opportunities, and resources to meet emerging needs — to close the opportunity gap and support youth in defining and achieving their goals.
Y.O.U. serves over 1,400 youth and reaches over 4,000 family members each year through afterschool and summer learning programs, clinical counseling, street outreach, and family engagement. These services have a powerful, positive impact on youth’s academic, social, and emotional growth and development.
We work with over 50 partners to ensure collective impact and enhance the depth, variety, and reach of our services. Below are just a few of the extraordinary partners that help us to realize our mission.