Mission Statement

EYI's staff is committed to increasing the success of youth and to empowering those historically underserved in schools, those who are on the verge of dropping out or who have dropped out, by facilitating caring mentorship, social emotional support, academic support, and encouraging them to achieve success in school and in life.

EYI is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that helps young people from Cedar Rapids (IA) of all backgrounds (Race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, etc.) to feel supported emotionally, academically, etc. while working to meet their goals.