Our Mission

 
 

To enable children, youth, and parents in disadvantaged areas of the Middle East to realize their potential as healthy, active and responsible family and community members.

 
 

Our Objectives

  • Offer high-quality early childhood programs to enrich children’s social, intellectual and physical development as creative and engaged citizens

  • Impart knowledge and skills to guide young people’s development as professionals, community leaders and parents

  • Facilitate awareness, communication and cooperation across local and international divides to improve mutual understanding

  • Create safe spaces where all community members, especially the most disadvantaged, may enjoy varied programs based on local needs and interests

 
 
 

Our Approach

TYO engages children, youth, and parents in productive, formative, and fulfilling activities. Our programming bridges divides of age, socio-economic status, religion, gender, and culture to form a more peaceful global community. We unite families from different neighborhoods, cities, villages, and refugee camps. Multi-generational programs promote healthy and productive relationships between communities and their youth, multiplying the impact and sustainability of our efforts.

We prioritize the acquisition of sustainable skills, such as creativity, peaceful communication, identity building, and problem solving, that will serve our participants throughout their lives. Through this integrated approach, TYO participants acquire tangible skills for life and work, while also becoming healthier, more self-confident, and hopeful about their potential to contribute to their community’s brighter future.