YAP supports the most marginalized youth and families in Sierra Leone and Guatemala through individual donations, fundraisers and weekly contributions from employee payroll deductions. Agency-wide, from individual staff weekly payroll contributions to the Board of Directors, YAP is dedicated to building healthier families and stronger communities. You can be a part of this show of solidarity and support by making an ongoing donation or a one-time gift.
A $50 donation means a young person in Sierra Leone goes to school-yes, a simple $50 pays for the school fees, uniform and supplies for a child for the year. A $100 gift supports the training of a “social mediator” in Guatemala, youth leaders who mobilized during a pandemic to ferry homework from student to teacher, share public health information and show an example of what civic responsibility and local leadership looks like. Make it $250 and you have supported an entire group of social mediators’ training for a week. Or an ongoing donation... there is so much we can do together!
The “This Is My 2020” online gallery that YAP coordinated for International Youth Day includes an image from Maribel in Guatemala City called “La Sonrisa Que Cambio Todo”/The Smile that Changed Everything." We know that everyone wants to put the world back together again & is struggling to figure out how. Your gift is an essential first step to mending it. Your gift can bring The Smile that Changed Everything. Thank you.
All of the young people the YAP community works with around the world are facing burdens unique to their community- lack of access to education, community violence, underemployment, hunger, mental health issues, separation from family, racial inequities. Yet, they show resilience and hope and your support of those enduring strengths and possibility of a brighter, safer, healthier future mean we can put a world back together again…together… thank you.