Empowering Life Change

Our Mission

Allies in Youth Development provides donors, advocates, and volunteers the organization they need to rescue orphans from a future of despair by providing them with human connection, life skills, and a pathway to education.

Our Vision

Empower 400 in-country volunteers across six countries to forever transform the lives of 2,000 orphans through nurturing friendships, modeling biblical love, and providing education.



2019 Vision Strategy


To supplement orphans' basic needs our American partners collect items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, socks, underwear, feminine products, toys, and school supplies. Eastern European university student volunteers distribute these items to children in the orphanages and transitional homes. This empowers university students to build relationships. By 2019 AiYD desires to supplement an additional 2,000 orphans with essential care items as they have need.

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Because of the trauma of being abandoned or losing both parents, many orphans put up emotional walls that cause reckless behavior or lack of trust in adults. Eastern European university students create environments that help to breach these walls and empower these students through the process of volunteering to be a big brother or big sister to needy orphans, giving them a cause to be passionate about and a way to facilitate life change. By 2019 AiYD seeks to empower 400 in-country mentors to provide caring emotional support to a total of 2,000 orphaned children.



Orphans have little hope, issues with trust, and receive little guidance in life decisions. AiYD desires for them to understand that making wise life choices that lead to success result from disciplined hard work and unswerving belief. Our desired goal, which encourages a relationship with God through the local church, enables them to find hope, contentment, and purpose. By 2019 AiYD desires to partner with 2,000 orphans and 300 student mentors by encouraging them spiritually.