EJYC is led by its vision: To ultimately change the lives and future of the teens in Mesa that live below the poverty line.
EJYC is is supported by the community and people who believe in our mission, your donation is greatly appreciated.
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
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.