IM YOUNG AND EMPOWERED INC

Integrity - Compassion - Unity

aka #YESYOUMATTER   |   LAS VEGAS, NV   |  https://www.imyoungandempowered.org

Mission

Empowering youth through customized support that uplifts disadvantaged families.

Ruling year info

2019

President

Mrs. Elise 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 whose members believe in 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?

Leadership/Volunteers


I'm Young And Empowered, Inc. is proud to be a Certifying Organization of the President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA). Recognizing the very important role of volunteers in America’s strength and national identity!
 Awarding one of the highest volunteer honors – presidential recognition. We certify eligible K - 12 students and college students providing verifiable, unpaid volunteer work in the community.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Young adults

Self-Sufficiency Assistance
Our self-sufficiency assistance is about supporting families and individuals experiencing economic hardship.

We provide a very caring "hand up" and not hand out  - by empowering individuals with the ability to meet their individual needs in the areas of:

* Housing/Utility Assistance

* Food Security

* Infant/Hygiene Supplies

* Medical/Dental Assistance

* Education/Work Supplies

* Transportation Assistance

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Refugees and displaced people
Asylum seekers
Ex-offenders
Victims and oppressed people

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
People with physical disabilities
Refugees and displaced people
Economically disadvantaged people
Single parents
Children and youth
People with physical disabilities
Refugees and displaced people
Economically disadvantaged people
Single parents
Children and 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

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

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

200 children and families served monthly April 2020 - Dec 2020.

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

Children and youth

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.

Number of meals served or provided

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

Economically disadvantaged people, Children and youth, Veterans, Working poor

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

4500 pounds of food delivered in door step deliveries. Including Monthly food bags/boxes Easter Meals School Lunch Supplement Thanksgiving Meals Christmas Meals

Number of youth who model positive behaviors for peers

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

Children and youth

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 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.

In recognition of the resourcefulness these families have developed for their own survival, it’s about empowering them with the means to combining our support with employment or other social services.

Providing a dignified and empowering way for families to create their own solutions to their particular needs and priorities as their individual conditions change.

We provide supplemental support  through our 6 - 12 month (GAP) Government Alternative Program, to empower our member families facing economic challenges - We provide families with our custom I'm Young And Empowered, Inc. debit card in our partnership with Netspend. 

This innovate supplemental support also allows for families to purchase clothing, living supplies, make cellphone payments, make rent payments, purchase gas, and make internet/utility bill payments. 

Our GAP participants work diligently to strive for stability and economic security by seeking all government and larger agency assistance available.

Our GAP participants also: Complete a monthly progress report & self evaluation report. Verification of progress and need are determined before funds are loaded to their IYAE debit card.

Our efficient, minimum-overhead organization has no paid staff members and since March 2020 has found new ways of leveraging modern technology, discount suppliers, event sponsorships and grant opportunities to continue providing a vast array of community outreach services for families facing financial hardship and food insecurity.

2020 At A Glance - Food Insecurity

At the onset of the pandemic April 2020 -  COVID-19 changed the way I'm Young And Empowered, Inc. serves families and suddenly we had to temporarily adapt.

We closed our facility and began immediate mobile food delivery to ensure that children who began distance learning had adequate meals, immunocomprised individuals and those without transportation would not be subjected to the potential health impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Our volunteers provided door step delivery of over 4500 lbs of food to Las Vegas families in need.

Since April 2020 - our efficient, minimum-overhead organization has found new ways of leveraging modern technology to continue providing a vast array of community outreach services for families facing financial hardship.

Providing a dignified and empowering way for families to create their own solutions to their particular needs and priorities as their individual conditions change. Empowering each family with the ability to purchase  clothing, living supplies, specific food items their children like to eat, the brand of products needed for children with sensitive skin, vitamins and supplements needed.

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

We also provide supplemental support  through our 6 - 12 month (GAP) Government Alternative Program, to empower our member families facing economic challenges - We provide families with our custom I'm Young And Empowered, Inc. debit card in our partnership with Netspend. 

This innovate supplemental support also allows for families to purchase clothing, living supplies, make cellphone payments, make rent payments, purchase gas, and make internet/utility bill payments. 

Our GAP participants work diligently to strive for stability and economic security by seeking all government and larger agency assistance available.

Our GAP participants also: Complete a monthly progress report & self evaluation report. Verification of progress and need are determined before funds are loaded to their IYAE debit card.

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, Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls, 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve, Personal client phone calls/texts,

  • 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 funders, Our community partners,

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

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible,

  • 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 11/21/2021
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? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • 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 11/21/2021

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/02/2021

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 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 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.