Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: July 7, 2011, 8:01 PM
The mission of East Village Youth Program (EVYP) is to encourage and prepare primarily low-income, Latino youth for a college education. EVYP further strives to support these youth as they pursue their college degrees and enter professional careers. It serves the needs of youth who face a myriad of socio-economic, environmental and personal factors affecting their lives which prevent them from succeeding academically and envisioning the pursuit of higher education and professional career plans. EVYP's ultimate goal is to increase the probability that its participants will enroll in a four-year college or university and graduate. A secondary but not less important goal is to help its students develop into mature, discerning, productive adults that will lead fulfilling lives and contribute to their communities in leadership and community service.