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Overtown Youth Center (OYC) is a beacon of hope to over 400 youth and families living in the underserved community of Overtown in Miami, Florida. In effort to mitigate the poverty, crime and violence that Overtown residents face, OYC is on a mission to inspire and empower youth and families by fostering hope through enrichment services. OYC is the only non-profit in Miami that implements Self Enhancement Inc.’s (SEI) national youth development model serving students from the age of eight through 25.
With comprehensive, year-round in-school, after-school and summer programming, OYC consistently graduates 100% of its high school seniors and sends them off to college, vocational school, the military and/or the workforce. OYC’s ultimate goal is for its students to become positive contributing citizens (PCCs) that will return home and make a positive impact in their community.
Transformative change is priceless and so is the consistent support OYC has received from Carnival Foundation. Since the center opened its doors in 2003, OYC has been honored to call Carnival an active partner in the work it does to help Overtown families succeed in school and in life. Carnival Foundation also partners with OYC to provide mentoring and scholarship opportunities for high school students. This partnership provides some of OYC’s most deserving graduates a four-year tuition-paid scholarship to ensure the cost of college will not keep them from realizing their dreams.
Carnival’s support provides OYC with the resources necessary to maintain exceptional graduation rates and transform the lives of young people into positively contributing citizens. We salute Carnival for helping us mold Miami’s future leaders and change-makers.
For more information visit overtownyouth.org.