The CYEC’s residential program is based on a boarding school model, which provides a safe and healthy environment.
Education is a vital part of any child’s development. The CYEC ensures that all of its children and youth attend school through class eight.
The CYEC's art program is intended to foster creative self-expression as a form of therapy and personal development.
The CYEC aims to provide all of its residents with the skills necessary for healthy and fulfilling lives.
The CYEC offers youth the opportunity to learn vocational skills, which they can use to gain employment or start businesses.
The Children and Youth Empowerment Center (CYEC) is a residential and educational program for former street-dwelling children and youth in Nyeri, Kenya. More than 130 children and youth (ages 6-22) call the CYEC home. The Center ensures that all of its young people are provided with the resources and skills necessary for a happy, healthy life. Children attend school and participate in skill-building activities. Youth attend school and have the opportunity to learn vocational skills and start businesses. The generous support of universities, nonprofits, governments and donors throughout the world enables the CYEC to continue serving children and youth.