Friends of Yemin Orde is the U.S. fundraising arm for Yemin Orde Youth Village and Yemin Orde Educational Initiatives, both located in Israel. Yemin Orde Youth Village is a home, school and safe haven to more than 400 at-risk and immigrant youth from all over the world, including Ethiopia, the former Soviet Union, France and Brazil. The children at Yemin Orde have all suffered trauma: from abandonment and isolation to loss and extreme poverty. With the help of the Villageâ€™s successful educational methodology, called the Village Way, and dedicated staff, educators and professionals, Yemin Orde's youth develop self-esteem, leadership skills, strong cultural identity and a positive outlook on life. Graduates receive a wide range of services including scholarships and emergency financial support. The Villageâ€™s â€œHome Away From Homeâ€ Graduate House is available for short or lengthy stays. At Yemin Orde, the children find a family and a future.
Yemin Orde Educational Initiatives
Yemin Orde Educational Initiatives (YOEI) extends Yemin Ordeâ€™s methodology, the Village Way, to other youth villages and public high schools in Israel by providing workshops, teacher training and interventions, thereby reaching hundreds more at-risk children. Since its launch in 2006, YOEI has impacted the lives of 5,800 students and 1,200 educators. Today, YOEI and the Village Way is integrated into 26 educational communities in Israel, with the goal of partnering with a total of 50 communities by 2020.