JTYPL's mission is to provide economic opportunities, educational information, essential training, supportive resources, and advocate for policy decisions around the issues that impede women and young people across the world from reaching their fullest potential. We can elevate them beyond their disadvantaged circumstances by creating and implementing innovative and sustainable programs, and campaigns that educate, empower, and equip women to become self-sufficient.
Women and youth are at the heart of JTYPL’s community-based efforts to improve the conditions that allow poverty grow. We address abuse; provide access to healthcare, hunger and nutrition resources; improve basic education; expand economic opportunities; fight for gender equality; provide leadership and training opportunities; and implement effective and comprehensive workforce development programs geared to prepare women for the workforce.
Be the Change
At JTYPL, our top priority and goal is the improvement of the community in which we reside. Years of experience have taught us that all it takes is one small change to make a big impact. Learn more about the causes we’re passionate about.
Youth Making A Difference
Today’s youth are our future leaders, innovators, and business owners of America. JTYPL is a firm believer that everyone has their own unique journey to achieve to their full potential. Youth Making a Difference is a series of personal and career development trainings and mentoring opportunities that focus on preparing adolescents and young adults with the skills, networks, and knowledge they need to accomplish their goals and aspirations.
We partner with like-minded community organizations, government agencies, and corporations all over the country to offer a variety of workshops and trainings that expose young people to new and exciting opportunities in the areas of Business & Entrepreneurship, Science & Technology, Policy & Government, Arts & Culture, and Sports & Health. The video above is from our Golf Clinic for youth.
To end poverty, we must determine a set of “preconditions for prosperity . ” We believe that the preconditions should incorporate an educational foundation for success - both academic and social. J T YPL provides a variety of trainings and workshops that provides the foundation needed to help individuals come out of poverty through education and skill development. Though the skill development and education, JTYPL works with corporations to provide economic opportunities and job placement to individuals needing work experience. In 2016, we provided over 100 jobs to individuals in the DMV area and Baltimore, MD.
Stop the Abuse Campaign
The Stop the Abuse Campaign" is a movement to help individuals become aware of the signs of intimate dating violence and identify resources to prevent dating violence and victimization. The Campaign addresses the epidemic of teenage dating violence by forming a coalition of concerned citizens, proactive organizations, and government agencies who are committed to empowering today’s youth. By creating a dialogue that focuses on facilitating an honest discussion about how certain dating behavior can lead to abuse, teenagers embark on a journey to find out what it means to have a loving relationship. The campaign infuses arts and self-expression with the industry’s best practices and prevention strategies to deliver information to young adults about the dangers of intimate partner dating violence through a variety of mass mediums.
We offer workshops around the connection between domestic abuse and the hook-up culture. For more information click here.
Mission for Africa
Mission for Africa’s vision is to see people with special needs and HIV leading happy fulfilling lives by providing the urgent and critical medical care these individuals need and lack access. We provide people with special needs with medical attention and care. We focus on providing medical services to people with physical and/or mental disabilities.
Tanzania, as well as, other developing countries considers disabilities a curse and an unnecessary strain on the family resources. These children are usually discarded, disregarded and disrespected for the majority of their lives. They are given little to no access to medical care as healthy children are considered a priority given the perception of their ability to contribute to the family and society. Thus, most the families are unaware of what they should do with their disabled and deny them the basic needs, therefore many die before reaching the age of five years. Those that survive suffer in silence. With no voice.
The TEACH Initiative is JTYPL’s long-term solution to sustaining the fight against poverty in Africa. Bring doctors & medical supplies to remote villages and people living with special needs is only our immediate solution the international plight of extreme poverty. Studies have shown that a lack of economic opportunities, workforce training, and basic education are the root causes to long lasting poverty. JTYPL believes Training, Education, Advocacy, Compassion, and Humanitarianism are the sustainable components to achieving long-term solution. JTYPL has launched an initiative that brings together proven sustainability strategies to help boost local economies and educate communities. We provided funds to Tanzania for a new toilet system as well as seed money to build a school for girls - thanks to a generous donation from one of our advisory members. JTYPL has committed to continual support for the girls school in the form of monetary donations, supplies, training, microcredit, technology, etc. Contact us directly if you want to learn more about how you can help.
Help Us Change the World
Make an Impact
We wouldn’t be able to run JTYPL without the generous contributions from donors across the globe. Your support has the power to immediately make a difference in someone’s life. All of your support goes towards making a difference, so every penny counts. We look forward to working together and changing the world.
JTYPL & Cocoa Cure Events Launches Cocoa Couture
July 21, 2018
Journey to Your Promised Land to work with
Cocoa Cure Events to create a series of fundraising events branded as Cocoa Couture to promote its programs both domestic and international. Our launch event will take place on June 30, 2018 at the Marriott Hotel Linthicum, MD. This will be the first of several fundraising events hosted by both organizations. Join us as we celebrate the union of two organizations dedicated to educating, empowering, and equipping women.
Annual Golf Tournament
October 3, 2018
The Golf Club at Landsowne
You are invited to Journey to Your Promised Land’s (JTYPL) Annual Golf Tournament & Fundraiser. This year’s event will be held at The Golf Club at Lansdowne on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 8:00am. This year’s event will be held in October to focus on the issues that affect women – Breast Cancer, Lupus, and Domestic Violence. JTYPL’s core focus is to educate, equip and empower women. Join us as we bring awareness to these issues while enjoying a little golf and networking.
Mission for Africa
The Mission for Africa program provides healthcare resources to address the needs of both the disabled and nondisabled residents of rural Tanzania. The mission brings doctors from a number of medical professions to treat those with special needs. Mission for Africa partners includes both domestic and international public/private and nonprofit partnerships. Erick Memorial Foundation for Education and Rehabilitation for Disabled (EMFERD), is the registered NGO to operate within Tanzania Mainland, which is non for profit, non-religious, and gender free organization. Journey to Your Promised Land (JTYPL) is an international, nonprofit, non-religious, and bipartisan USA-based 501(3) tax-exempted organization. Currently we are looking for doctors, EMT’s, Nurses, and volunteers for our upcoming trip in September 2018 and June 2019. We are currently raising funds for the trip. Click the link below to learn more and donate.
See For Yourself
JTYPL’s vision is to transcend the exploitation of women and youth throughout the world. We hope for a world where everyone is treated equally. We hope for a world where our children won’t have to wake up hungry. We hope for a world where our communities aren’t plagued with unemployment and despair. We hope for a world where poverty is eradicated.
"Our environment greatly influences our ability to dream and believe in ourselves. Individuals who have been deprived of nurturing resources such as basic education, healthcare, economic opportunities, and community support have difficulty setting long-term goals and finding the willpower to reach them. "
-- Kim Webster, President & CEO JTYPL