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HOW WE EMPOWER YOUTH

Yuda Bands builds scholarship funds for youth in developing nations who cannot afford a basic high school education. That education is then supercharged through an extremely successful program called L.E.A.D (Leadership Education Attitude Development), where three major components combine to teach students powerful tools for success. 

HOW WE EMPOWER YOUTH

Yuda Bands builds scholarship funds for youth in developing nations who cannot afford a basic high school education. That education is then supercharged through an extremely successful program called L.E.A.D (Leadership Education Attitude Development), where three major components combine to teach students powerful tools for success. 

Monthly Mentoring

Goal Setting

Goal setting is a new and powerful concept for students and their parents, and one that gives new life and hope. Through goal setting, Yuda Bands students begin to look to tomorrow, not only to envision their dreams, but also to create a realistic plan to reach those dreams.

Consistent Mentoring

Yuda Bands sponsored students are involved in the LEAD program for an average of three years. Yuda Bands students meet one on one every month with our directors who monitor their academic success and give guidance, counsel, directions, and encouragement.

Monthly Workshops

Life Skills

Time Management, budgeting, problem solving, integrity, dependability, and respect are examples of critical skills for success taught to both students and parents at monthly workshops. These powerful tools, combined with an academic education, give the students an edge after high school.

Leadership Training

As the students advance through the LEAD program, they’re able to present at the monthly workshops. Guided by our directors, they learn how to research a topic, prepare a presentation, and teach in front of a group of 200-250 students/parents. This builds confidence and makes them an expert on that particular topic. 

Quarterly Projects

Empowerment

When Yuda Bands students give service in their community each quarter, they realize they literally have the power to impact their community. They witness the result of identifying a concern, analyzing a problem, and working together to find a solution.

Giving Back

Statistics show that people who give are healthier, happier, and wealthier. Community service projects provide an opportunity for students to give in a way they can afford. Coming from a background of poverty, service projects provide a rare opportunity for them to take part in the magic of giving.

1. Monthly Mentoring

Yuda Bands students meet one on one every month with our directors who monitor their academic success and give guidance, counsel, directions, and encouragement. One of the many focuses of these meetings is goal setting which is a new and powerful concept for these students and their parents, and one that gives new life and hope. People who live in poverty rarely look beyond today. Life is all about survival. Through goal setting, Yuda Bands students begin to look to tomorrow, not only to envision their dream, but also to create a realistic plan to reach those dreams. 

 

2. Monthly Workshops

Time Management, budgeting, problem solving, integrity, dependability, and respect are examples of critical skills for success taught to both students and parents at monthly workshops. These powerful tools, combined with an academic education, give the students an edge after high school. Guided by our directors, students learn how to research these topics, prepare presentations, and teach in front of a group of 200-250 people (students and parents). This builds confidence and makes them an expert on that particular topic. For parents, seeing their son or daughter in a leadership position is amazing.

 

3. Quarterly Service Projects

Statistics show that people who give are healthier, happier, and wealthier. Community service projects provide an opportunity for students to give back in a way they can afford. When Yuda Bands students give service in their community each quarter, something changes inside as they realize they literally have the power to impact their community and change their future. They witness the result of identifying a concern, analyzing a problem, and working together to find a solution. The result is an unprecedented and empowering vision of hope and change. 

HOW LEAD IS CHANGING LIVES

HOW LEAD IS CHANGING LIVES

In 2016, Yuda Bands conducted a study which clearly showed that the LEAD program was boosting the likelihood of a student getting a job after graduating from high school by over

300%

Before the LEAD program (pre 2012), the percentage of Yuda Bands sponsored students who found jobs or continued on to higher education after graduating from high school was about 

20%

Since implementing the LEAD program from 2012 to the time of the study, that number has climbed to

85%

In 2016, Yuda Bands conducted a study which clearly showed that the LEAD program was boosting the likelihood of a students getting a job after graduating from high school by over

300%

Before the LEAD program (pre 2012), the percentage of Yuda Bands sponsored students who found jobs or continued on to higher education after graduating from high school was about 

20%

Since implementing the LEAD program from 2012 to the time of the study, that number has climbed to

85%

Employed 74% (36% also enrolled in higher education)

Full-time Students of Higher Education 8%

Self-employed 3%

Stay at Home Mothers 3%

Not Employed/Seeking Employment 12%

Information shows the results of a study conducted by Yuda Bands in December of 2016. Yuda Bands students who had graduated from high school and the LEAD program, up through the year 2015, were asked about their employment/education status, job satisfaction, components of the LEAD Program that have proven beneficial, and feedback about ways the LEAD program could be improved.

Employed 74% (36% also enrolled in higher education)

Full-time Students of Higher Education 8%

Self-employed 3%

Stay at Home Mothers 3%

Not Employed/Seeking Employment 12%

Information shows the results of a study conducted by Yuda Bands in December of 2016. Yuda Bands students who had graduated from high school and the LEAD program, up through the year 2015, were asked about their employment/education status, job satisfaction, components of the LEAD Program that have proven beneficial, and feedback about ways the LEAD program could be improved.