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Our Programs

YAAY ME, INC. (YMI) offers a variety of programs, workshops and support to youth, young adults, returning citizens and residents of Washington, DC. Programs and offers vary and often in collaboration with community leaders and partners.

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YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS

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A youth development program that provides entrepreneurship training to community youth and youth offenders of the Department of Youth and Rehabilitation Services (DYRS).

YMI also provides occupational skills and business development services to youth affiliated with Far Southeast and the Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement.

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RETURNING CITIZENS

YMI in partnership provides personal development and entrepreneurship training to Returning Citizens sponsored by the US Department of Commerce.

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COMMUNITY RESIDENTS

CURE THE STREETS (CTS)

YMI in partnership with the National Association for the Advancement of Returning Citizens leads Cure the Streets (CTS) to provide gun violence intervention/prevention through public safety programming; working to reduce violence in Washington, DC.

 

URBAN INSTITUTE

YMI hosts the Urban Institute in partnership with Brothas Huddle to provide resources and educational services to community residents. 

PATHWAYS

YMI in partnership with the Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement (ONSE) created and facilitates the Pathways program -to assist out-of-school and unemployed District residents ages 21-35 by combining occupational training, life skills development and work readiness instructions to connect them back to the workforce; 100 residents served since 2019

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Want to learn more about the Pathways  programs?