Youth-led Community Organizing
We empower young people while simultaneously enabling them to make substantive contributions to their communities. Our goal is to bridge the gap between academic knowledge and community practice. We aim to encourage, motivate and teach youth the importance of taking care of their communities.
protect our communities
Mask Up Monday
More and more young people have been displaced during the COVID-19 crisis. Free Your Wings wants to ensure all youth have access to masks to help protect themselves and others. Greater community support for youth and families is crucial during these times!
COVID-19 has changed the way we live and interact with one another; individuals cannot enter most places if they are not wearing a mask.
As a way of giving back to society and helping vulnerable youth and families, Free Your Wings Youth Mentoring, Inc. teamed up with a local nurse to make protective face masks to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. FYWYM hosted a youth-led community event to distribute free masks, hand sanitizer, and resources to displaced youth and families in the community.
This event was aimed toward continuing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as we gradually open our world back up.