IM YOUNG AND EMPOWERED INC

Encouraging the success of our leaders of tomorrow.

aka YES YOU MATTER   |   LAS VEGAS, NV   |  https://www.imyoungandempowered.org

Mission

Mission: I'm Young And Empowered, Inc. is a charitable organization dedicated to supporting equal access to quality educational opportunities to encourage character development for youth and resources to uplift economically disadvantaged families to help them gain self sufficiency, without discrimination for any gender, race religion or other preferences. ​We do this by providing youth enrichment scholarships and supplemental financial aid to economically disadvantaged families. Encouraging the success of our leaders of tomorrow.​​​​ Results: Our 2019 - 2021 results include over $400,000 of direct community support to economically disadvantaged families. Target demographics: Families, Children, youth Direct beneficiaries per year: 2021 Impact Food Assistance $4475.00 - 17 families Hou

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Ruling year info

2019

Community Outreach Coordinator/President

Mrs. Elise Carey

Treasurer

Mr. Thomas Carey

Main address

4401 CHARNETA CT

LAS VEGAS, NV 89130 USA

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EIN

84-1808668

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

​​OUR VISION I’m Young And Empowered, Inc. is an 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded on integrity, compassion, unity and a pay it forward attitude to create a better future for all! To this end I’m Young And Empowered, Inc. is committed to: ​ Support and empower those who are disenfranchised, especially economically disadvantaged families with children. ​ Empower youth to be leaders from various backgrounds and demographics. ​ Build a community of people from diverse cultural, racial and socio-economic backgrounds to promote unity. ​ Advocate and provide support to the underprivileged and marginalized members of our society.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Youth Enrichment Scholarship Program

I'm Young And Empowered, Inc. provides partial to full scholarships for youth enrichment programs to families living on a fixed low income or experiencing economic hardship.

I'm Young And Empowered, Inc. sponsors economically disadvantaged Las Vegas Valley youth with scholarships ranging from athletics, music lessons, computer coding and academic tutoring.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Low-income people
Working poor
At-risk youth

Where we work

Awards

Top Rated Nonprofit 2019

Great Nonprofits

Top Rated Nonprofit 2020

Great Nonprofits

Give Back Award Winner - December 2019

America First Credit Union

Nourishing Neighbors Grant 2020

Albertsons Foundation

Top Rated Nonprofit 2021

Great Nonprofits

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of children served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people, Children and youth, Single parents, Veterans, Families

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of backpacks filled with school supplies distributed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Low-income people, Working poor, Extremely poor people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Backpacks & School Supplies provided to economically disadvantaged Las Vegas area school children.

Number of youth programs offered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Sexual identity, Social and economic status, Ethnic and racial groups, Children and youth, Family relationships

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Monthly campaigns on bullying prevention and awareness, suicide awareness and youth empowerment. Due to Covid-19 and school programs this program has been halted until in person learning has resumed

Number of meals served or provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Ethnic and racial groups, Family relationships, Social and economic status, Veterans

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of youth who model positive behaviors for peers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

At-risk youth, Ethnic and racial groups, Family relationships, Economically disadvantaged people, Sexual identity

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Youth volunteers participating in pay it forward community outreach.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

OUR GOALS

Create generational change with long lasting positive impacts to reduce:

Discrimination
Inequities
Economic Hardship 

Including a Reduction of:

Juvenile delinquency and recidivism
School drop outs and truancy 
Identity issues, self harm, and mental health stigma


Our Vision

I’m Young And Empowered, Inc. is an 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded on integrity, compassion, unity and a pay it forward attitude to create a better future for all. To this end I’m Young And Empowered, Inc. is committed to: ​

Support and empower those who are disenfranchised, especially economically disadvantaged families with children. ​

Empower youth to be leaders from various backgrounds and demographics. ​

Build a community of people from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds to promote unity. ​

Advocate and provide support to the underprivileged and marginalized members of our society.

Promote education and educational opportunities for Kindergarten - Young Adult (21 and under).


By addressing the paradox of challenges faced by at risk youth and their families, by providing supplemental aid to holistically address the socio-economic undercurrents that lead to the many disparities and inequities that have been highlighted further since Covid-19. 

Our efficient, all volunteer organization provides personal and in-depth customized support to the families we serve from decades of experience in the pitfalls and downfalls experienced by marginalized families through a solutions based approach. Providing innovative solutions (with minimal overhead) to meet the needs of individual families in addressing economic inequalities. Providing customized support that uplifts disadvantaged families.

In 2020 we delivered:
Emergency Cash Aid  - $16,957.15
Housing/Utility Assistance  -  $6,264.48
Monthly Supplemental Cash Aid  -  $6,357.19
​Food Assistance  -  $10,374.09
Infant Needs  -  $242.24
Community Outreach  -  $50,360.82

Going Forward

Continued Youth Enrichment Scholarship Program Scholarship provided for economically disadvantaged Las Vegas Valley Youth.

Special Event/Holiday Outreach to Las Vegas Valley residents

Self-sufficiency Grants awarded to families facing sudden/emergency economic hardship due to health issues, job loss or displacement.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Our assistance is about supporting families experiencing economic hardship or living on a fixed low-income. By empowering families with the means to meet their basic needs for survival. Single parents, Veterans, two parent households, newly released prisoners, asylum seekers, displaced individuals, victims, children, families and youth. Providing a dignified and empowering way for families to create their own solutions to their particular needs and priorities as their individual conditions change.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    SMS text surveys, Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email, Reviews & Testimonials,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, Personal client phone calls/texts, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Use more innovative and modern ways to empower the families we serve.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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IM YOUNG AND EMPOWERED INC

Board of directors
as of 05/16/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Elise Carey

I'm Young And Empowered, Inc.

Term: 2019 -

Thomas Carey

Treasurer/I'm Young And Empowered, Inc.

Sierra Johnson

Secretary/Im Young And Empowered Inc

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/2/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/02/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.