FROM POVERTY TO OPPORTUNITY
KYP’s mission is to provide opportunities that will enable our young people to rise out of poverty. We seek to develop young and dynamic individuals who are willing to contribute effectively for the betterment of their community.
Our tutoring, athletic, and arts programs provide a life to the children of Kliptown not defined by survival, but by their ability to be active community members, to have dreams, and most of all, to have hope for their futures.
Every day, it’s a huge struggle for the residents of Kliptown to meet their basic human needs. Despite facing these overwhelming challenges, the community has a strong spirit, deep culture, and hope for the future.
KYP’s founders grew up in Kliptown, have lived the challenges, understand the needs, and are passionate about helping Kliptown’s children lift themselves up.
MANY PROGRAMS-ONE GOAL
KYP is a safe place for their children to learn, have fun, work together, and prepare themselves to be successful. We are empowering the next generation, and have created a positive cycle where former members give back to help new children lift themselves out of poverty.
ARTS AND CULTURE
FROM THE COMMUNITY,
FOR THE COMMUNITY
KYP has a staff of 17 young adults, the vast majority of whom grew up in Kliptown and faced the challenges that our members live with. We pride ourselves in having a passionate and motivated staff that sees their work not only as job but also as a way to contribute to and make change in their community.