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Youth Empowerment in Africa Project


In an effort to help close the academic achievement gap that exists between the children who come from affluent homes and those who are less fortunate, Children's 1st partners with Non-Governmental Organizations that offers programs for students that live in Nigeria, West Africa.


Programs include, but are not limited to tuition assistance, free education, tutoring, school materials, books, pencils, paper, laptop computers, updated technological devices, food, shelter, access to clean water, health and fitness training, forums, educational seminars on HIV, AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis.

Children's 1st only uses funds donated from our Annual Gala to support our Youth Empowerment in Africa Project. Recipients are also required to be in partnership with a reputable Non-Governmental Organization.

Youth Empowerment NGO Grant Application


Youth Empowerment

Since its inception, Children 1st CDS, through its Youth Empowerment in Africa Project (YEAP) has impacted over 1000 children through our scholarships, educational seminars, school supplies and book drives. The YEAAP project was also nominated in 3rd place for the 2015 Selfless4Africa’s Impact Award.


We offer our YEAAP program every year!

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