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IM YOUNG AND EMPOWERED INC

Integrity - Compassion - Unity

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

Mission

At I'm Young And Empowered, Inc. aka Yes You Matter, our mission as a 501(c)3 non-profit charity is to provide vital support to low Income Las Vegas families, through our seasonal outreach programs.

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Ruling year info

2019

Founder/President/Director

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

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

At I'm Young And Empowered, Inc. aka Yes You Matter, our mission as a 501(c)3 non-profit charity is to provide vital support to low Income Las Vegas families, through our seasonal outreach programs.

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?

Back to School Outreach

At I'm Young And Empowered, Inc., we are committed to making sure that the children of the families we serve in grades PreK - 5 have the backpacks and supplies they need for an amazing school year!

Our Back to School program is an essential service for those underserved, and we would love for you to join us in making a difference. Let's lend a helping hand and get involved!



Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people

With your help, we will be able to provide I'm Young And Empowered, Inc. families with all the nonperishable items they needed for a delicious holiday meal.

By making a monetary donation, you can help us provide a $20 gift card for families to choose their own turkey, ham, etc..

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
At-risk youth

Get ready to spread some warmth this winter! Our Winter Coat Outreach program is back and better than ever. We aim to provide brand new, cozy winter coats to youth registered with our organization in grades PreK - 5 who need it most.

Population(s) Served

Spread joy this holiday season by participating in our Gift for ME! program. Help us make a difference the lives of children in need by sponsoring one or more children for Christmas and buying directly from their wish lists.

Contact us to receive the wish lists and instructions. Let's bring smiles to their faces together!
We take great pride in bringing holiday cheer to families in need through this very special program.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people
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 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

Decreasing

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

Social and economic status, 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, Family relationships, Social and economic status, Veterans

Related Program

Back to School Outreach

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

Thanksgiving meal food provided to 55 families.

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

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 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 through volunteering.

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.




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.
  • 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, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals, Personal client phone calls/texts

  • 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 07/11/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Elise Carey

I'm Young And Empowered, Inc.

Term: 2019 -

Thomas A. Carey

Treasurer/I'm Young And Empowered, Inc.

Sierra M. Evans

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 7/8/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

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

Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/08/2024

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 employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • 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.