Welcome To Elijah's Journey Youth Cafe

Elijah’s Journey Youth Café is led by its vision: To ultimately change the lives and future of the teens in Mesa that live below the poverty line. To provide a place where underprivileged youth can feel safe.

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Donations

EJYC is is supported by the community and people who believe in our mission, your donation is greatly appreciated.

Key Objectives

Secure $500k in startup funding

Exceed $1.7M in revenue by year three

First year revenue exceed $650k

Secure annual funding 250+ kids

Where others see a desperate or hopeless situation for so many students, we see an opportunity.

WHERE THERE IS NEED THERE IS A SOLUTION

Why Mesa, AZ?

According to the US Census more than 17% of children in this city are living under the poverty level and there is a combined 27% of people without a computer or access to internet. Mesa also has a 12% percent school drop out rate which is the second highest of all the cities in the greater region. It is in the top cities of the country with the most drug use according the ACC. Research shows that youth who are engaged in the study of arts and music are significantly less likely to be suspended from school or consume alcohol or take drugs.
Where others see a desperate or hopeless situation for so many students, we see an opportunity.
It is with our faith and foresight that we hope to fill the current gap these kids need by opening a single standing commercial center in a café style atmosphere. We aim to attract youth from 12 to 18 years old by offering a creative space filled with educational and musical services, stage performances, arts and crafts, games, and study areas

Thank You To Our Donors

How You Can Help

While we are working on opening a physical location for our local teens to safely gather together through COVID-19, we are still reaching out to them by providing them the necessary tools to get through this seasons setbacks.

Wondering how you can help? There are several ways you can support the cause.

VOLUNTEER AS A TEACHING GUIDE

EJYC is looking for dedicated and passionate art teachers, music teachers, and voice coaches who understand the importance of art and music in the young community. Interested in tutoring? Given the setbacks of the recent pandemic many Jr High and Highschoolers are left scrambling to catch up on school work. If you are a certified teacher or experienced in tutoring ages 12-18, we need your help.

BECOME A PARTNER

EJCY is supported by corporations and partners who believe in our mission. Corporate partnership opportunities support the ongoing efforts to keep youth engaged in the arts and provides the necessary supplies and equipment to keep our services free to every youth in need.

FUNDRAISE

You can help EJYC's fundraising efforts by: - Make a General Donation HERE. - Creating a fundraiser campaign through Facebook. - Add Elijah's Journey Youth Café as your chosen charity through AmazonSmile. - Double your impact by submitting your donation receipt to your company’s matching gift program. Follow our page to keep up to date on current events and fundraisers.

SPONSER A CHILD

We have estimated that our annual cost per child to be roughly $6,000 per year. For information on how you or your company can participate in sponsorship, please contact us.