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.
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.
YMI in partnership provides personal development and entrepreneurship training to Returning Citizens sponsored by the US Department of Commerce.
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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.
YMI hosts the Urban Institute in partnership with Brothas Huddle to provide resources and educational services to community residents.
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
SAFE PASSAGE / SAFE BLOCKS
YMI in partnership with Mayor Bowser's Office has partnered with school leadership around the D.C. Area. Safe Passage / Safe Blocks workers identify locations in and around school zones where additional support staff can assist with keeping students and families safe as they travel to and from school.