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Education transforms.


Education is a fundamental human right and it transforms young people's lives and the world we live in. 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, OYE—the Organization for Youth Empowerment—is a community-based nonprofit organization that creates opportunities for young people to empower themselves and transform their lives and the world around them.

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. We meet them where they are and support them for as long as they need.


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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.


From public murals to teacher training to girl-led advocacy, our young people and organization are impacting lives beyond our walls and community.


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, improve their economic situation, make healthy and informed decisions, and become active and engaged leaders who drive change in their families, among their peers and in their communities.


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Aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals, the four pillars of our model are: Education, Entrepreneurship and Livelihoods, Leadership and Engagement, and Health and Well-Being. Cross-cutting themes of our work include Gender Equality, Community-Building and Migration Prevention.

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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.


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 your 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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