Y.U.N.G. Harlem (Youth Under New Guidance) is a nonprofit organization that strives to create a positive position for the youth of inner city neighborhoods in Harlem and the Bronx. The organization, which started in 2008 by six young professionals, made its primary mission to create a positive plateau for the inner city youth to depend on. Through arts, education, safety, health and entrepreneurship, Y.U.N.G. Harlem plans to create success stories amongst their peers.
On Wednesday December 21, Y.U.N.G Harlem, formally known as Young Harlem Inc, will be hosting a launch party under the organizations new name. The launch of Y.U.N.G Harlem is dedicated to bringing New York City’s finest young professionals together to support the mission of raising awareness on ending youth violence. The organization wants to build a team of young professionals that will assist on being a positive role model that the youth will aim to mirror.
“Y.U.N.G. Harlem’s mission is to end the violence among our youth. Through events, we aim to build a space in the community that allows students to voice their knowledge, become socially responsible, and develop strong community obligation,” Marketing Director, Alize Beal said.
The event will take place at the XYZ Lounge in Harlem’s new Aloft Hotel. It will run from 6pm-10pm with music, drinks and giveaways. While launching their mission to the city, the organization will also be collecting donations for their book scholarship.
For more information on Y.U.N.G Harlem and how to donate, visit www.thenewyh.org.