Black Youth Development (BYD) Program UPDATE:
VELA Youth Fund is now accepting Registrations for its Black Youth Development Program (BYD)
for the 2022-23 school year (Sept -June). The first 10 -12 User Organizations to register will
receive FREE access to a DYNAMIC, technically driven curriculum; encompassing a “Rites Of Passage”
journey to support black teenage youth spiritually, culturally, socially, and academically. VELA is a 501c3
nonprofit charity licensed to raise funds and support charitable services in the United States, as well as
in the Caribbean and Africa. In the U.S., deserving students receive VELA Scholarships, and now,
Black Youth will also have the opportunity to benefit from VELA's newly designed
Black Youth Development Program…Churches, Schools, and Nonprofit Organizations serving
black youth are eligible for the program. Please see details @ velayouthfund.org, and contact
Dr. Earl Mitchell @ firstname.lastname@example.org or 949-697-3207 for more information about the program
and the registration process.
VELA Youth Fund has created a Black Youth Development (BYD) Program focused at middle school students. The program
is available for use by all schools, churches, and nonprofits who desire to improve the academic, social, and spiritual
development of middle school aged children.
This is an Afrocentric Rites Of Passage Program that consists of curriculum and community building activities to improve
student performance and family resilience. It can be run as an after-school program, on weekends, or during the summer. Examples of our BYD Curriculum include Family Responsibilities, Black History - Present and Future, Effective Communication, Community Service, and other critical topics.
VELA Youth Fund is licensed to use Canvas; a widely used Learning Management System (LMS) for 500 Users. Thus
the program is available for Free for the first 500 Users. As we add more users, there will be a very minimal technology cost to share.
Please contact VELA Chairman, Dr. Earl Mitchell, @ email@example.com or 949-697-3207 for further information.
HONORARIUM OPPORTUNITY FOR Senior Students Willing To Help Younger Students
VELA Youth Fund, a Partner with the BRAAF (Building Resilience in African American Families) Program is extending "Honorarium Opportunities" to any student of African American background aspiring to further their education at an institution of higher learning. Student must be a resident of the Coachella Valley, and either a graduating high school senior or a 1st year student at an institution of higher learning within the local area. Successful awardees will receive remuneration of $1,000. The $1,000 is in exchange for community service performed in support of the BRAAF Program at its Riverside, CA location, or other Coachella Valley VELA Partners supporting Black Youth Development. Please click on the "View More" Button to Download Application Form.
VELA is accepting applications through May 2, 2022