Success story: On June 5, 2018, 15 YOVES graduated from High school and admitted to Miami Dade College (MDC)
They are referred to as the 2018 YOVE 15
I AM Y.O.V.E.
I Am All In with Y.O.V.E. - One Teenage Girl At A Time
Lady Alourdes Pierre
The Youth of Valor Empowerment (YOVE), is a Leadership Development Program of the Ladies of Valor Empowerment (L.O.V.E.) geared toward mentoring, developing and equipping underprivileged teen girls, ages 14-18 in Miami dade County, Haitian Community, open to all girls in collaboration with the North Miami Public Library.
The Y.O.V.E. program provides an environment for the girls to learn how to develop their own voice and sense of direction in life by bringing them in contact with women leaders, resources, and messages that are life-changing. The Y.O.V.E. Dress for Empowerment Initiative helps the girls to boost the confidence necessary to develop their potentials; build social skills, physical and mental skills, values and a positive identity that continue to allow them to be empowered. The girls participate in a variety of activities including Wellness Initiative, Self-love thru Arts, Image Coaching, Media Literacy, Economic Literacy, Journaling, educational field trips, community and social events and mentorships opportunities.
Our work is driven by a core group of idealistic individuals who realize the power to effect change comes from their tireless efforts.