• Washington Covid-19 Immigrant Relief Fund
    If you’re an immigrant living in Washington State, you are not eligible for federal stimulus funds or unemployment insurance due to your immigration status, and you’ve experienced hard times because of the COVID-19 pandemic, you can apply for the Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund. If your application is approved, you could receive a payment of
  • Nyota Za Africa (African Stars) Summer Program
    Partnership between Schools Out Washington and OSPI. The summer program will consist of volunteering, road trips, outdoor camping, cultural events/concerts, nutrition cooking classes, and group fitness activities. The youth will connect with the real learning goals through service learning to build powerful community services. The program supports youth age 14 years to 21 in Washington
  • Youth Environmental Activism Project
    AYDEPI and Port of Seattle partner in 2022 with youth between the ages of 16-23 in the Federal Way and Des Moines neighborhoods to create change within the communities while finding empowerment in preserving and sustaining the environment. This will generate safe and healthy environments for minority communities in environmental equality. This project will bring
  • OSPI Bridging the Gap Project
    The project will support to re-engage the Youth and students in; Career Awareness and Exploration Mentorship programs, this is by bringing on board key community influencers & Student Youth Mentors to enlighten society and Youth on the available career opportunities, including volunteering, internship, shadowing, and paid opportunities. Training in life skills, interpersonal skills, public speaking
  • Stop Underage Drinking
    We conducted a survey on youth between the ages of 14-20 years on their experience with alcohol. This survey reached 68 youth, and from the results, we understood the youth relationship with underage drinking. We were able to ask questions that helped us identify the youth introduction to alcohol and the different environments that led
  • Community Dialogue
    The year 2020 – 2021 has been a tough year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and therefore most community dialogues happened through webinars/zoom. In September 2021, AYDEPI, in Partnership with Outta the Box, conducted a one-day session dialogue comprised of several youth representatives from the two organizations, key community leaders, educators, navigators, and religious leaders.
  • Youth Education and Career Choices
    AYDEPI has conducted virtual forums on Youth Education and Career choices with crucial community representatives, educators, professors, navigators, mentors, parents, and Youth. This is so important to advise young adults on navigating resources and choosing their jobs/career pathways. Most young African immigrants do not understand the American system or navigate proper resources to go to
  • King County Parks
    With King County Parks once a month we gather a group of youth to Lake Geneva Park to work on restoration, and park improvements. Together we spend a couple hours working on restoring the park, and King County Parks also includes bits of environmental education in every event.
  • Road To Zero Youth Incarceration.
    In partnership with Outta the Box we held our first ever annual Youth Summit. Focusing on Youth Incarceration in Washington State we hosted a day of games, activities, and held a safe space for the important conversations surrounding youth incarceration in Washington State. Our panelist included Jesse Johnson the 30th Legis. WA State House of