The Youth Excellence Project (YEP) is a volunteer-run program designed to empower teen boys who have faced significant life challenges to build resilience, navigate life obstacles, and emerge as young adults committed to bettering society. We partner with several non-profit organizations to offer a series of adventure and leadership challenges held throughout the year.
Our 2020 challenges will involve outdoor adventure activities led by Outside Perspectives. Other opportunities will take place with the CAGE Fitness & Ju Jitsu Academy and Empower Leadership Sports, The full roster of activities is in development and will be available at our orientation on Saturday January 11th.
Across the year, the boys establish strong, healthy, and lasting relationships with positive adults and peers. Our expectation is that these connections can be sustained and serve to provide a valuable resource as these boys attain personal goals and find direction. We also work together to positively impact our communities, with a particular focus on preventing violence and supporting individuals affected by violence. In this capacity, there are additional opportunities to partner with outside agencies to provide peer-led workshops other youth and develop media to raise public awareness of the effects of violence, promote healthy relationships, and advocate for victims in need of support.