Five Black-Founded Nonprofits Empowering and Advocating for Youth in Nevada

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In the heart of Nevada, five Black-founded nonprofits are shining a beacon of hope and empowerment for the youth of the Silver State. Each with a unique mission and unwavering dedication, these organizations are working tirelessly to uplift and educate young minds, instilling in them the skills, confidence, and opportunities they need to thrive.

Urban Youth Performing Arts Center

Arts & Culture, Las Vegas , NV

Urban Youth Performing Arts Center educates and enhances Nevada youth’s growth, while challenging their abilities to learn music and dance!

Greater Youth Sports Association

Athletics, Henderson, NV

Greater Yourth Sports Association To use our three core values of sports, education, and character to create an environment that fosters growth, development, and success for our youth.

The Dock Ellis Foundation inc

Civil Rights & Racial Justice, Las Vegas , NV

to create awareness among the victims of trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation in minority communities.

JET Foundation, Inc.

Education, Las Vegas , NV

The JET Foundation empowers people living in Las Vegas' most under-resourced communities, with resources so that they graduate from high school and be ready for success in college, career, and life.

Code Switch Restorative Justice for Girls of Color

Gender Equity, Henderson, NV

Code Switch Restorative Justice for Girls of Color develops and mentors Girls and Young Womxn of Color, as well as those who parent, mentor, and educate them, as they eradicate the inequities they experience in their schools and communities.