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Young Visionaries Youth Leadership Academy is an award winning nonprofit organization proudly serving the youth of San Bernardino County since 2001. The organization's purpose is to help enrich the lives of young people through life building activities and instruction in the areas of education, employment, health, mentoring, and community service. Since its founding YVYLA has provided services and resources to over 10,000 community youth with training in a number of subjects; academic development, violence prevention, employment development, leadership and life skills development, and teen pregnancy prevention to name a few, in addition to delivering some of the area's most memorable events for youth entertainment.
YVYLA has received a host of awards for outstanding youth service and youth outreach and boast a long list of commendations, illustrating the recognition of their good work, from public and elected officials, as well as other prominent members of the community. Young Visionaries has a long list of associations and an extensive network of community partners, both in the public and private sector. The organization believes in collaboration and has worked in partnership with or under contract for a number of those community partners. Furthermore, their work has been frequently chronicled in local newspapers, radio shows and television news to date.
By being steadfast and zealous in a highly competitive and ever changing industry, Young Visionaries works tirelessly to provide effective services for at-risk youth emphasizing and encouraging the use of the 3 Es, Education, Empowerment and Engagement. Rigid in their focus but flexible in their approach, YVYLA continues to develop new programs where they recognize a need in an effort to leave no youth issues unchecked. It is through this holistic approach to addressing all of the youths individual needs that they effectively serve the young people of the Inland Empire, the largest and fastest growing region in Southern California; which is faced with the daily challenge of decreasing the risks of a rising population of disadvantaged, low-income youth by training them in the skills needed to lead mature, responsible, healthy, independent adult lives. In doing so Young Visionaries not only creates more productive citizens we build better, safer communities.
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