The Congolese Integration Network Youth Program (CINYP) was developed in response to the need for a program which promotes healing, integrate, and empowers Congolese and sub-saharan refugee youth.
CINYP serves youth upon satisfaction of the following eligibility requirements: age, grade-point average, experiences of post-traumatic stress, family income, juvenile Justice System involvement (or potential risk thereof), and more.
We provide an integrated approach to youth support and development by addressing the many hurdles that can impact a child’s integration in society. CINYP streamlines its approach by addressing many universal hurdles to a youth effective integration. CINYP helps youth develop socio-emotional skills to adapt and thrive in an unfamiliar society, address, and heal past traumas, overcome language barriers, successfully navigate the school system and build self-confidence and strength.
Stopping the School to prison Pipeline
Restorative Community Pathways
Office Of Refugees and Immigrants Assistance Youth Mentoring Program
Positive Family Connection
Civic Engagement & Integration
Building connections between youth and their greater American community to promote integration.
African Pride & Cultural Heritage
Connecting youth with their African
heritage to promote greater understanding and encourage pride in their origins
Academic Support & Educational Development
Monitoring, supporting, and advocating for youth’ individual needs in the academic setting to promote their development.
Self-Advocacy & Empowerment
Helping youth develop skills to advocate for themselves in life.
Behavioral Support, Mentorship, & Counseling
Providing youth with support and mentorship
Enlisting culturally appropriate mentors to guide youth development.
Access to appropriate mental health services on an individual basis.
Sport & Recreation
Providing youth with opportunities to interact with American society, culture and nature to promote health, happiness, appreciation and integration.