OUR WORK

  • 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
  • COVID-19 OUTREACH
    COVID-19 Vaccination Q&A  In partnerships with Dr. Michele Andrasik from Fred Hutch, we hosted a Zoom workshop highlighting the concerns and questions of African immigrants and the COVID-19 Vaccine.  COVID-19 Awareness with SuSu Health Foundation  In partnership with Dr. Gjanje, founder of SuSu Health Foundation we hosted a Facebook Live using OneWord Digital Media platform
  • Homeless Outreach
    In partnership with Outta the Box, we packed and served over 500 meals to the homeless population in Seattle.