By empowering young people to reach their full potential, OYE is contributing to the growth of a new generation of young, visionary Hondurans who embody leadership and the commitment to staying in their country and creating positive change in their communities.
OYE was founded in 2005, inspired by a vision of society where young people have a powerful voice and the knowledge and resources to create change in their lives and communities.
Over the course of 12 years, OYE has awarded scholarships to 340 young people to complete secondary and higher education in public institutions and actively engaged over 550 young people in our core youth-led programs in the arts, communications, graphic design and sports. Furthermore, OYE has directly impacted over 3,500 adolescents, young people, parents and teachers through diverse youth-led community and school-based projects.
OYE creates spaces for young people to learn, grow and lead. Our participatory, youth-led model ensures our programs and projects respond to the realities of the youth we engage. These programs provide invaluable opportunities for young people to develop key life skills, gain leadership experience, and give back to their communities.