501 (c) 3 Certified MN Secretary Of State Certified October 7, 2012 Mission: EOYM's mission is to empower our youth with the tools they'll need to be successful spiritually, physically, and mentally. We're (EOYM's Team) an extended support system used to bridge the gap between schools and families. We help build strong families and communities together by meeting the needs of people who are underprivileged or denied equality, food, education, clothes/uniforms, and school supplies. Our aim is to help build up students' self-esteem as we provide them with the resources they'll need to be prepared for each school year. We're working on getting a more spacious building that will accommodate the services we offer now and in the near further (shelter, food pantry, (expanding) our social emotional classes, childcare, and learning center). We know that God will bless, and he'll put the right people in our path to help us carry out this mission. Current Activity. We promote healthy eating for student learning. We're currently teaching our youth and families about healthy eating and exercise. We show families what is and isn't healthy to eat or do. We show them the proper ways to strengthen their bodies and mind into producing the best out come performance for success. Lesson plans and activities are designed to support the student's learning by empowering the student with the resources he or she will need to be successful at school and in life. Our mentorship team-teaches different social-emotional skills that will increase students' communication, networking, and team building techniques. As the students continue to mature, they’ll develop skills that will give them opportunities to become success-working citizens as they own their purpose. Once the students have completed the program, they’ll have the opportunity to reenter the program as mentors for other students entering into the program. We, as a society want to invest in our children now, so that in the future they'll take care of us and their communities. Growing together in unity, within our communities creates an environment we can appreciate! Program Description Our programs focuses on the well being of our communities' youth educational needs. We know that healthy eating, exercise, and having the right materials for school plays a big part in a student's success at school and in general. Parents can reach out to us, if they need the need support in general to support our youth of tomorrow. We also mentor students as they face life challenges in school and out. We’re prepared to guide students throughout their educational journey. Our organization is an extended support system used by the community to bridge the gap between schools and families. We want to build up students' self-esteem as we provide students with the tools they'll need to be prepared for each school year. Program Relevancy The students within our communities barely have enough food supplies to carry themselves throughout the month and often time they're not prepared for academic learning due to other worries. I've seen time and time again as to how these simply necessitiescannot only affect the student's learning, but the experience itself is traumatizing to innocent bystanders' learning too. When a student doesn't have the tools needed for learning, it causes the student to shut down, slow down or stop learning altogether. It's a known fact that students' achievement efforts decrease when students don’t feel apart of the team of learning. It’s our job to make sure that we support the communities, and in doing so, we'll change our environment. The EOYM team works very hard to make sure students have what they need to be successful and feel apart of the team. Our program is design to support the student's learning by empowering the student with the tools he or she will need to be successful at school and in life. Our mentorship team-teaches array of social skills. As the students continue to mature in the program and life, they ‘ll leave the program with skills they’ll use in the future that will open the doors of opportunities and continual growth. Once the students have completed the program, they’ll be given the opportunity to reenter the program as a mentor for other students beginning the program. Our Ministry will invest in our children’s future now, so they’ll be productive in in anything they set their mind on. Growing Together in Unity, within Our Communities!