"We believe all youth can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world".
Y-KNOT Inc is a non-profit volunteer-driven community support group providing mentoring programs for middle and high school youth in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The program is designed out of a direct need for the growing number of youth that are struggling in school, facing social issues or heavily entangled in the juvenile court system.
Believes that all youth deserve to be supported and nurtured as they mature into adulthood.
Y-KNOT Inc is partnered with local schools, the juvenile court system, faith-based organizations, and other community organizations to leverage, train, and link mentors to support youth with academics, social issues, and post-high-school goals. Offering positive support through mentoring will possibly awaken purpose in youth and propel them towards a personally satisfying and enriching quality of life.
Y-KNOT Inc’s goal is to empower young individuals to make positive changes in their lives and offer programs that will build trust and safe relationships while providing tools to create a positive outlook. The program's focus is slightly different at each level but the goal remains the same.
Y-KNOT Inc will primarily target at-risk youth who have developed destructive behaviors and lack motivation due to peer pressure, social issues, and lack of support. To restore hope and confidence, young people must be in a caring, nurturing environment that promotes their best effort and reinforces personal respect and accountability to facilitate their transition to adulthood.
Y-KNOT Inc will cultivate a learning environment that will allow young people in search of support to experience leadership and compassion that will change their lives and encourage them to find their passions.
Y-KNOT Inc is committed to encourage and enhance the knowledge base of youth regardless of the transition, stage, or phase of life. Healthy relationships promote a sense of individual responsibility and can inspire youth to pursue adulthood with confidence.