The mission of Organizing Youth, Impacting Neighborhoods is to promote the intellectual, social, and emotional development of young people through afrocentric, educational activities that build their identities, self-awareness, and a connection to their communities.

We strive to cultivate leaders who are self-aware innovators that give back to their neighborhoods and the global community.

News and Upcoming Events


Organizing Youth, Impacting Neighborhoods is starting the 2014-15 school year with a Fall Kick-Off on Saturday, September 13, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at 2108 E. 71st Street, 2nd floor, Chicago, IL  60649.  

This exciting session will allow participants to:

- Preview the 2014-15 schedule of fun, FREE, educational youth mentor program 

activities for 10-13 year olds;


- Learn about our NEW dance classes (hip hop and modern dance for 8-13 year olds);

- Begin the application process for becoming a new mentor or mentee;

- Meet the staff; 

- Enjoy light refreshments.

We are currently recruiting youth participants and adult mentors.  Please RSVP by sending an email to akiza@oyin.org.