YOUTH EMPORIUM INC

Engaging, Empowering & Educating Youth Since 2008

aka Voices for Safe Havens   |   Douglasville, GA

Mission

Youth Emporium, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Metro Atlanta, GA with interests in responding to local and global human rights challenges of youth and families, gender bias issues and literacy deficiencies. It seeks to develop strategic alliances with other human rights organizations and agencies that are passionate about supporting vulnerable populations around the world. Youth Emporium is comprised of a Board of Directors, volunteer corps and professional consultants with diverse expertise from the military, private and public sectors, with domestic and international experience. The expertise of the consultant team, allows Youth Emporium to respond to a myriad of civil society challenges. Implementation partners include the following areas: Afghanistan, Africa, Brazil, Chile, China, Kenya, Kuwait, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Philippines, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and the United States

CORE COMPETENCIES

● Real life experiential learning programs
● Mentoring and Tutoring
● Academic Support, Education and Literacy
● Performing and Visual Arts that educate youth, and present to communities as part of special events programs
● Humanitarian and Cultural Enrichment Themed Programs
● Human Trafficking and Victim Support Services
● Female Empowerment and Gender Equity Initiatives
● Juvenile Justice Advocacy
● Job Search, Counseling and Career Development Strategies
● Assessment and Capacity Development Initiatives
● Referral Resource Services
● Supporter of public private partnerships

PROJECT MANAGEMENT CAPABILITIES

● Training and Development Services for Communities & Individuals
● Workshops and Symposiums on Modern Day Slavery
● Global Staffing Logistics Support
● Project Management • Facilities Management
● Capture Management ● Business Development
● Proposal Writing ● Contract Management & Administration
● Capacity Development ● Community Development
● Corporate, Human Resources and Program Assessment Services
●Trade Show & Event Management Support
● International and Domestic Outreach

Ruling year info

2009

President & Executive Director

Brenda L Hillman

Main address

3400 CHAPEL HILL ROAD

Douglasville, GA 30135 USA

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EIN

26-3323468

NTEE code info

Victims' Services (P62)

Women's Rights (R24)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (S01)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Voices for Safe Havens

• Program shall identify safe temporary and emergent shelter for up to 30 days who have either been forced to flee from unhealthy environments due to forced labor, trafficking, abuse, neglect, or incarceration as a result of being trafficked.
• Provide resources through a safe haven directory of professionals, appropriate assessments and evaluations to determine the academic, career, psychological, medical/dental and/or therapeutic support needs of the client. Maintain a confidential records management system to house client records, and communicate with critical associations with the goal reunification. Should efforts fail in this regard, program shall support career objectives defined to secure independent or permanent housing alternatives.
• Coordinate and/or provide vocational training counseling and educational alternatives to support employment pathways in the United States.
• Align with Department of State and public and private sector partners, to arrange for safe travel back to places of origin for those trafficked persons wishing to return. For those desiring to remain in the U.S., provide legal support in Expungement of any criminal records and securing of appropriate Visa and government identification needed.
• Accept referrals of the target population from law enforcement, the courts, Division of Youth and Family Services, self-referral, community-based and faith-based organizations, and family members. Identify through in-house recruitment methods, and known areas of danger, those women and children in need of a safe haven and place them in one of the shelter homes available.
• Coordinate services with outside agencies and organizations and refer to appropriate contacts to ensure the whole system of care approach is employed.
• Provide guidance, training and supervision to staff, implementation partners and service providers on an as-needed basis to ensure that internal controls are maintained and program is consistent and operating as an organization of demonstrated effectiveness.
• Offer training and development services on the topic of human trafficking to communities and organizations on a local, state and regional basis with national and international expansion capabilities once adequate funding is secured.

Population(s) Served

Youth Emporium is a nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive services to diverse government agencies, organizations and groups domestically and in challenging environments abroad that service youth and families. Our mission is to encourage, engage, educate and empower the youth culture of our global society, placing them in a state of readiness to achieve higher education goals and pursue careers in diverse segments of industry.

We develop and implement global programs in areas that promote Academic Support, Education and Literacy, Performing and Visual Arts Programs and Humanitarian and Cultural Enrichment Themed Programs. Job Search, Counseling and Career Development Strategies, Youth Leadership Initiatives and Female Empowerment and Gender Equality Initiatives, Trafficking Avoidance Programs for rescued victims, private consultation and targeted workshops and symposiums. These services often result in the collaboration with other agencies and groups that provide advocacy support to children and families.

Since its inception Youth Emporium has presented programs that responded to:

- Childhood Obesity & Obesity Related Illness through its Bike-A-Thon programs
- Academic Development and Support
- Human Trafficking Workshops
- International Awareness Series presented to youth
- Black History Month programs designed to educate and empower, including plays presented to the community involving youth such as: Underground Railroad to the White House: A Conversational Journey with President Barack Obama, Together We Will Learn, a reenactment of the events leading to the Brown v. Board of Education Decision, African American Women Lawyers and their Contributions to the American Experience, African American Female Entertainers and their Contributions to the Industry

Provide Referral Resource Services to a broad spectrum of youth and families, professionals and programs in the U.S. and developing and post conflict countries. This guarantees that adequate responses to the needs of youth are continually being addressed by caring implementation partners whose missions are aligned with Youth Emporium.

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YOUTH EMPORIUM INC

Board of directors
as of 09/09/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Torrance Chism

Heritage Southern

Term: 2011 -