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Join us in celebrating 15+1 years empowering young people in Honduras with a gift today!


Last year, OYE turned 15. Instead of celebrating, we reflected on how far we've come, where we are and where we want to go. With a fresh new look and renewed spirits, we are ready to take on whatever comes our way. Together let's continue to empower young people to transform their lives and the world around them. 


Education transforms.


Education is a fundamental human right and it transforms young people's lives, families and communities. In Honduras, education is a privilege. Less than half of ninth-graders have the opportunity to continue on to high school. And only one of every seven high school graduates has access to higher education.



Located in El Progreso, a town in the northern region of Honduras, the Organization for Youth Empowerment – OYE – is a local non-profit organization that empowers disadvantaged young people to break cycles of poverty and lead change in their families and communities.

We envision a society where young people enjoy their rights and contribute to equitable and sustainable development in Honduras.



Take a look at our impact in numbers.


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students have received high-impact, multi-year scholarships.


We support promising students to graduate from high school and become first-generation college students and graduates. Scholarship support varies from just a couple years to as many as ten.


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of our staff and youth leaders are women.


Our programs prioritize girls and young women's empowerment and leadership while actively engaging boys and young men as allies for gender equality.


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young people, parents and teachers are directly impacted by our work each year.


This includes active and continuous participation in youth-led arts and sports programs, teacher trainings, parent support groups, entrepreneurship training and small business support services.


This is how we do it.


OYE's comprehensive model of youth empowerment places young people at the forefront of growth and change and engages the important people in their lives, including their families and teachers, to support them along the way. We create spaces and opportunities for young people to continue their education, empower themselves and others, and be engaged in their communities to create lasting change.

Young people's social support networks and relationships are critical to their development. Beyond our core network of young people, OYE directly engages with and supports parents, teachers and community leaders as people and allies to build stronger families, schools and communities where all voices are heard and valued equally.

But we can't do this work alone.


Do you want to make a meaningful difference in young people's lives?

We've saved you a spot in the Adelante Circle, our global community of monthly donors who believe in the transformative power of education. You can join today with a monthly gift of any amount. 100% of monthly gifts directly support young peoples' education.


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But we can't do this work alone.


Do you want to make a meaningful difference in young people's lives?

We've saved you a spot in the Adelante Circle, our global community of monthly donors who believe in the transformative power of education. You can join today with a monthly gift of any amount. 100% of monthly gifts directly support young peoples' education.

Together, we make stories like this possible.


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Never more. You will never have the comfort of my silence again. Over and over I will keep saying “It’s not fair – this has to change.” OYE taught me that I have a voice, and that that voice is worth a lot and can inspire others. That we must always set an example and always think about collective wellbeing.

Now I am a lawyer and, while I am still connected to OYE in many ways, I actively work in a human rights organization. I fulfilled the dream of my life.

Keyla Canales
Former scholarship student
+ current board member

Together, we make stories like this possible.


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Never more. You will never have the comfort of my silence again. Over and over I will keep saying “It’s not fair – this has to change.” OYE taught me that I have a voice, and that that voice is worth a lot and can inspire others. That we must always set an example and always think about collective wellbeing.

Now I am a lawyer and, while I am still connected to OYE in many ways, I actively work in a human rights organization. I fulfilled the dream of my life.

Keyla Canales
Former scholarship student
+ current board member


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