The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Our mission is to promote self-sufficiency and life-long learning by nurturing personal, educational and career development of young people.
PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.YEI.ORG FOR COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS. YEI serves more than 700 youth between 14-21 years of age each year. In our Out of School Program we work with youth 16-21 who dropped out of high school. Students come to YEI complete their education and receive employment readiness training. In our In School Program we work with youth starting at age 14 who are enrolled in high school. These youth have access to year-round services focused on Academic Achievement, Career Exploration and Development, Personal Development and Family /Community Involvement. The Graffiti Removal Program is a year-round program providing youth 16-21 years old with opportunities to learn and to demonstrate relevant skills through community-based employment. The Youth Employment Partnership (YEP) is a multi-agency program that is year-round employment training and job development program for youth ages 16-21. We also have an onsite Child and Family Development Center for the children of the teen parents who attend our Out of School Program.