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Youth Advocates, Inc., Houston, Texas

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Address: 5090 Richmond Ave.
Houston, Texas  77056  
United States
Is 501(c)(3) nonprofit certified by the IRS?: Yes
Number of Volunteers Serving Nationally: 40
Number of People Being Served: 450
EIN: 87-0460086
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Mission Statement


YA strives to break each youth's cycle of destructive behavior by replacing his/her negative activities with membership in a youth community. Within this context YA offers support and guidance in a positive, nonthreatening atmosphere. In all interactions, the young person's needs and perspective are at the forefront, so that no work takes place that does not advance the interests of the youth.

Description


YA is an innovative youth development organization based in Houston, Texas. Since 1988, Youth Advocates has been building a positive youth community for young people in Texas. YA utilizes hip-hop as its central organizing principle, employing a vernacular that young people appreciate. The ethos of this community promotes autonomy, independent thinking, and creativity, and builds unconventional opportunities for growth and self-expression. Within this culture, YA establishes a norm of affection that connects disenfranchised young people to adults and to each other in constructive and discernable ways. Eliminating geographical and ethnic boundaries, YA creates a large circle of friends, joined by the common values of love, acceptance, and mutual respect. As our young people open themselves to new ways of thinking, their negative behavior patterns--and their hopelessness--fall away and are replaced by healthier, more proactive modes of activity.

YA is an innovative youth development organization based in Houston, Texas. Since 1988, Youth Advocates has been building a positive youth community for young people in Texas. YA utilizes hip-hop as its central organizing principle, employing a vernacular that young people appreciate. The ethos of this community promotes autonomy, independent thinking, and creativity, and builds unconventional opportunities for growth and self-expression. Within this culture, YA establishes a norm of affection that connects disenfranchised young people to adults and to each other in constructive and discernable ways. Eliminating geographical and ethnic boundaries, YA creates a large circle of friends, joined by the common values of love, acceptance, and mutual respect. As our young people open themselves to new ways of thinking, their negative behavior patterns--and their hopelessness--fall away and are replaced by healthier, more proactive modes of activity.

Mission Statement: YA strives to break each youth's cycle of destructive behavior by replacing his/her negative activities with membership in a youth community. Within this context YA offers support and guidance in a positive, nonthreatening atmosphere. In all interactions, the young person's needs and perspective are at the forefront, so that no work takes place that does not advance the interests of the youth.

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Program Type:


Youth Program

Do you Require Formal Orientation Training?


Yes