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WELCOME TO Y-KNOT

Y-KNOT is a non-profit volunteer-driven community support group providing mentoring programs for middle and high school youth in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The program is designed out of a direct need for the growing number of youth that are struggling in school, facing social issues or heavily entangled in the juvenile court system. Y-KNOT believes that all youth deserve to be supported and nurtured as they mature into adulthood.

Y-KNOT will form partnerships with local schools, the juvenile court system, faith-based organizations, and other community organizations to leverage, train, and link mentors to support youth with academics, social issues, and post high-school goals. Offering positive support through mentoring will possibly awaken purpose in youth and propel them towards a personally satisfying and enriching quality of life.

Y-KNOT’s goal is to empower young individuals to make positive changes in their lives and offer programs that will build trust and safe relationships while providing tools to create a positive outlook. Program focus is slightly different at each level but the goal remains the same.

Y-KNOT will primarily target at-risk youth who have developed destructive behaviors and lack motivation due to peer pressure, social issues, and lack of support. To restore hope and confidence, young people must be in a caring, nurturing environment that promotes their best effort and reinforces personal respect and accountability to facilitate their transition to adulthood.
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OUR PROGRAMS

COVER GIRL DIVA

A mentoring program that offers girls an opportunity to work on attitude, poise, and self-esteem while strengthening self-perception. Physical self-image has a

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LIKE MY SWAG

Boys will participate in a structured mentoring program of support with their male mentor. This program will enhance the young man’s self-perception while show

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TURN AROUND

Turn Around will focus on youth who are chronically in trouble in the classroom. The goal of this program is to rekindle the youth’s commitment to learning and

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CHANGING FACES

Changing Faces engages youth who are involved in the juvenile court system. The mentoring relationship is utilized to establish a program of change in the

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MISSION

The mission of Y-KNOT is to stimulate knowledge, nurture ideas, create opportunities, and teach lifelong lessons by building positive, productive, and dependable relationships with youth through mentoring.

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OUR TEAM

Regina Gibbons

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Edward Harper

Chief Operating Officer

SiRod A. Foster

Director, Programs

Cynthia Hawkins

Director, Community Outreach and Mentoring