Every day, in one of America’s most prosperous cities, young people struggle to succeed, but encounter insufficient resources. Young people in Watts and South Central Los Angeles, in particular, lead very different lives from their more affluent peers only a few miles away. Their potential is blocked, in part, by a grave lack of recreational opportunities to expand their intellectual and social horizons. Additionally, these young people have limited awareness of external environments, resulting in a lack of cultural sensitivity that further limits their ability to be future leaders in one of the most diverse economies in the world.
Youth Trek: Learning through Exposure offers an innovative, efficient, and cost-
The pilot Youth Tour, held in July 2000, was highly successful. Prior to the departure, twenty-
Further evaluation of the pilot Youth Tour showed that tour participants demonstrated higher self-
Based on the great success of the pilot tour, Youth Trek developed a three-
Our philosophy is simple. Through Youth Trek, committed adults can serve as role models and instill strong values and a sense of pride in these young people. We provide them with ambassadorship training, enabling them to communicate confidently with those from other backgrounds. We work with them to improve their grades through exposure and learning experiences; and we assist them in their making positive life choices and building relationships with peers possessing similar values.
Eagle Empowerment, Inc.
Education in Motion