About 2017-10-06T13:08:29+00:00

a • yu • da

|ay ‘yoo duh| noun
The Spanish word for 
help, aid, or assistance.

a • yu • da

|ay ‘yoo duh| noun

The Spanish word for 
help, aid, or assistance.

OUR MISSION
We empower youth in the developing world to break multi-generational poverty by combining academic education with core value and leadership training. 

In the office and on the ground, learn about Yuda Bands’ founders,  staff, and board members.

Meet Our Team

We’re a nonprofit that began as a simple idea that happened to work… like really well.

How we got started
OUR MISSION
We empower youth in the developing world to break multi-generational poverty by combining academic education with core value and leadership training. 

In the office and on the ground, learn about Yuda Bands’ founders,  staff, and board members.

Meet Our Team

We’re a nonprofit that began as a simple idea that happened to work… like really well.

How we got started
OUR FUNDRAISING MODEL

Wear a band. Change a life.

Yuda Bands has developed a fundraising model that empowers American youth to get involved in making a difference in their world. Simply put, popular handmade leather and carved coconut bracelets, called Yuda Bands, are sold in US high schools as a service project, led by a project leader, under the direction of a school council or club. Money raised from the sale of the $7 bracelet is used to send youth in developing nations to school. It’s life changing, mind expanding, personal, and real. And did we mention it’s FREE?

OUR FUNDRAISING MODEL

Wear a band. Change a life.

Yuda Bands has developed a fundraising model that empowers American youth to get involved in making a difference in their world. Simply put, popular handmade leather and carved coconut bracelets, called Yuda Bands, are sold in US high schools as a service project, led by a project leader, under the direction of a school council or club. Money raised from the sale of the $7 bracelet is used to send youth in developing nations to school. It’s life changing, mind expanding, personal, and real. And did we mention it’s FREE?

INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
A 2016 study shows that our unique leadership and character building program is boosting the likelihood of a student getting a job after graduating from high school by over 300%. Our principle-based training includes three powerful components that have amazing impact.
WHERE WE WORK

Yuda Bands has well established programs in Guatemala and Zimbabwe, with in-country directors who lead and direct hundreds of needy youth. Through past partnerships with other nonprofit organizations, Yuda Bands has also sponsored students in Kenya, Haiti, Nepal, Ecuador, Honduras, and Zambia.

INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
A 2016 study shows that our unique leadership and character building program is boosting the likelihood of a student getting a job after graduating from high school by over 300%. Our principle-based training includes three powerful components that have amazing impact.
LEARN ABOUT OUR APPROACH
WHERE WE WORK

Yuda Bands has well established programs in Guatemala and Zimbabwe, with in-country directors who lead and direct hundreds of needy youth. Through past partnerships with other nonprofit organizations, Yuda Bands has also sponsored students in Kenya, Haiti, Nepal, Ecuador, Honduras, and Zambia.

PRESENTING SERVICE
Since 2009, Yuda Bands’ representatives have participated in state, national, and international student leadership conferences around the United States, teaching youth leaders the power of service, leadership, awareness, and gratitude. Yuda Bands also publishes over 500 service based blogs per year.
CONFERENCES WE’VE ATTENDED
WEAR THE MOVEMENT
Over 2000 U.S. schools have hosted Yuda Bands projects, joining efforts to send hundreds of students in developing nations to school. The student body of each school has also learned that by working together they have the power to make a difference in the world. With your help, we’re changing lives.
VIEW PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS
PRESENTING SERVICE
Since 2009, Yuda Bands’ representatives have participated in state, national, and international student leadership conferences around the United States, teaching youth leaders the power of service, leadership, awareness, and gratitude. Yuda Bands also publishes over 500 service based blogs per year.
WEAR THE MOVEMENT
Over 2000 U.S. schools have hosted Yuda Bands projects, joining efforts to send hundreds of students in developing nations to school. The student body of each school has also learned that by working together they have the power to make a difference in the world. With your help, we’re changing lives.