Who are we?


What is Simply Youth Institute?

We provide direct educational services to young women in vulnerable spaces to promote wellness and peace. The educational services are key to empowering young women to gain access to tools to overcome generational poverty, and be contributing members to their respected communities.

We make it a mission to support every young woman to be well equipped to navigate her adulthood, pursue higher education, and re-invest in her community, all with a peaceful foundation.

Want us to help you?  Click here to take our quiz!

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Want to learn more? Click here to see our workshops.

Have questions?  Click here to contact us.

Our team


Wynter Eddins
Board Member

Fan Jie Tillmon
Board Member

Delia Armijo
Board Member

Porscha Johnson
Board Member

Testimonials

  • "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