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 seven countries to forever transform the lives of 2,500 orphans through nurturing friendships, modeling biblical love, and providing education.

 

       

2019 Vision Strategy

Physical

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 the end of 2019 AiYD desires to supplement an additional 2,000 orphans with essential care items as they have need.

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Emotional

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 the end of 2019 AiYD seeks to empower 400 in-country mentors to provide caring emotional support to a total of 2,500 orphaned children.

 

Education and Life Skills

Nearly half of orphans who age out of orphanages and do not go to a university will end up homeless, become involved in crime and drugs, and get lost in the corruption of human trafficking. The average life expectancy for these children is 29. AiYD aims to set orphans up for a successful future by teaching them to set goals, assisting with their education and supplementing it with online tutoring, preparing them for the university entrance exam, providing networking opportunities for orphans to gain employment, and equipping them with knowledge and skills to avoid human trafficking. By the end of 2019 AiYD desires to increase Trafficking Prevention Ed to all regions and keep orphans safe from predators.

 

Spiritual

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 the end of 2019 AiYD desires to partner with 2,500 orphans and 400 student mentors by encouraging them spiritually.