Executive Summary

Haitian-American Youth Reaching Out (HYRO) is an organization that seeks to empower young people to lead change efforts in Haiti through community involvement. The organization was formed three years ago after a former Haitian consulate recognized the active works of the Haitian-American youths in the community. He had the idea to form an organization that mobilizes young Haitian-American youths to advocate for change in Haiti. A number of young adults, falling in love with the idea, united and begin execution. HYRO continues to impact the Haitian community today.

HYRO seeks to make a positive difference in the Haitian community by empowering the younger generation to lead projects designed to benefit Haiti as well as the global community. HYRO does this by providing programs and events that address leadership competencies, career readiness, and civic engagement.

Currently, HYRO is striving to launch a youth leadership academy that will serve middle and high school students in the Atlanta, Georgia area. The goal of this upcoming program is to provide ongoing support for young students and facilitate solution developments that will benefit the Haitian community and the larger global community.

Vision

Drawing from the power of numbers by using the collective efforts of Haitian-American youths to advocate for Haiti and the Haitian communities worldwide.

Mission

To excel in teaching and empowering young Haitian-Americans to be successful leaders and advocates for Haiti and the Haitian communities worldwide. We serve as a resource for career readiness, leadership development, and civic engagement.

Method

Learning- Support individual success through academic enrichment and service projects

Leading- Engage in the Haitian community and be at the forefront of solution development

Global citizenship- Maintain active citizenship in the global world and embrace diversity and inclusion

Integrity- Maintain high ethical standards and public stewardship

Innovation- deliver innovative services and instruction to middle and high school students

Credo

We believe every person in every nation has the right to live in peace.
We believe every person and every nation has the right to progress.
We believe in love for one another.
We believe in compassion and understanding.
We believe in innovation and creative thinking.
We believe in HYRO’s spirit and we are making a difference every day by being the change that we want to see.
We believe in unity.
We believe in the power of numbers.

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