Simply Youth Institute

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  • "This was such a beautiful workshop. I loved it so much and I need all the new information today! Thank You guys for the markers also and taking the time out of your day to continue to make sure we’re all headed to Greatness! I already have a friend wanting to join! and yess a group chat would be awesome."
    Tatyana
    Tatyana
  • "Thanks for having me. It was super helpful and felt like a safe/ non-intimidating atmosphere. Also, I completely forgot i need to get a real ID so thanks for the reminder!!"
    Carly
    Carly
  • “I believe that self-discipline is the definition of self-love.” -Will Smith. "This program has taught me how important managing your finances are. I learned how to be more cautious and aware of my fiances. It's important to know about interest, fees, and APR. Now, I'm more aware of my finances, and I have started budgeting." - Tenaya Unce
    Tenaya Unce
    Tenaya Unce
  • My credit cards were maxed. After attending the workshops I got the confidence to just pay off my credit cards, best decision ever! Thank you!
    Ashley, 17
    Ashley, 17
  • SAGACITY gave me skills around entrepreneurship. Following the camp, I started my production company and produced my first short film.
    China, 24
    China, 24
  • I completed my first hike ever!
    Isabella
    Isabella
  • I attended “Stance on Finance”, and was so inspired that I started my own non-profit to give back to my community.
    Tasha
    Tasha
  • I always struggled with finding balance in school and mental health. Simply Youth gave me the tools to get organized and seek professional help for my mental health.
    Lucy, third year college student
    Lucy, third year college student
  • Simply Youth Institute is an amazing organization that provides a much-needed service to young women learning to manage their finances. In addition to this, CEO Wynter Eddins, hand delivered over 160 feminine hygiene kits that will be distributed to at-risk and homeless youth. We hope this agency can continue to help young women alongside the Village Family Services.
    Azucena Saldana
    Azucena Saldana
  • Simply Youth Institute (SYI) led a financial literacy workshop with a group of 20+ foster youth. Wynter and Fan Jie created a safe space where youth felt comfortable to ask questions about money. SYI taught the youth about credit, bank accounts, budgeting, and financial aid. They used creative and comprehensive ways to discuss some difficult topics. Many of the high school youth said they felt empowered after the workshop. With many of our Seniors heading to college in the fall, SYI could not have come at a better time. They were well prepared, professional, and super impactful. Our students and staff loved SYI. We can't wait to have them back again in the future!
    Michael Brooks
    Michael Brooks
  • First off everyone was amazing. They gave me insight on a lot of things. Understanding more in depth about APR and credit cards and ways of saving in general was a big takeaway.
    Julie, 22
    Julie, 22
  • I learned to acknowledge your APR, do not overspend, use credit cards for emergencies and bills, lastly practice mental health.
    Ruby, 16
    Ruby, 16
  • I would like to open a credit card. After these workshops I feel more knowledgeable about the process of having a credit card and I feel more motivated to get one but also to be careful and cautious with how I use it.
    Alexa, 21
    Alexa, 21

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The 2021 “Report on the Status of Women and Girls in California” concludes 13% of women and girls live in poverty. The pandemic effect for girls in K-12 reveals the economic and socio-emotional needs for youth due to financial disparities in Los Angeles county and lack of mental health services. The negative effects for women experiencing poverty conditions and financial resources are immeasurable, and serve as a deterrent for women to fully experience a state of holistic peace with the fear, anxiety, and worry that follows when access to safety and security appears unattainable. Women are more likely to fall victim to forms of violence, and Black women have the highest rates in domestic violence and may have more difficulty in escaping poverty. Though there is considerable upward mobility in the United States, escaping poverty and violence is difficult in Los Angeles county, and economic disadvantages and lack of opportunities mean that mobility out of poverty for women of color is far more difficult.

The exempt purpose of Simply Youth Institute is to serve young women through educational activities with purpose to:

  1. to equip every woman with free access to personal financial literacy.
  2. to promote holistic peace in every woman through emotional, intellectual, physical, social, and spiritual wellness education.
  3. to create equitable opportunities for every woman to have access to nontraditional career opportunities with mentorship guidance across Los Angeles county.

Simply Youth Institute’s exempt purpose serves as re-entry support for women. Additionally, providing above mentioned resources to local educational agencies whose served demographics are in the poverty threshold. We provide direct educational services to women in vulnerable spaces to promote wellness and peace.

Everyone deserves to have a financially healthy life and live in a state of holistic peace.

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Simply Youth Institute is a 501(c)(3) organization. Please click here for more information.