Village Alliance (1920 × 1000 px)

Are you committed to doing what you can to improve the lives of youth in your community and their families? Are you interested in youth achieving higher academic performance and reducing delinquent behavior?

Become part of the Village Alliance in the Anderson community.

The Village Alliance is a network of community members and organizations that support the youth and families participating in Village Anderson programs. As part of its vision, The Village Anderson envisions a world where every young person has access to safe and nurturing environments, offering them unlimited opportunities.

Together with our members, The Village Anderson works to:

  • Increase the Personal Growth & Development of Young Men
    By offering educational and vocational training that promotes character development, community engagement, academic excellence, and entrepreneurial skills, our RISE Academy mentoring program enables youth to engage in effective, strategic personal development.
  • Advocate for Social Equity  Policies
    We work on your behalf to educate policymakers about the devastating impact of youth homelessness. The recommendations we set forth to policymakers are informed by our members, partners, and young leaders.
  • Empower Young People
    Youth survivors of homelessness have expertise and insights that complement and transcend traditional research. NN4Y empowers young leaders to define a policy agenda and educate the public, youth service providers, and policymakers as experts on youth homelessness.
  • Strengthen the Community’s Work
    We provide training and tailored technical assistance to transform systems and community practices. NN4Y supports communities to establish Local Cross-System Collaboratives (LCSC) on Youth Homelessness to address the root causes of homelessness among young people by advancing innovative, long-term solutions through multi-pronged and multi-level collaborative community work.

Youth who meet regularly with their mentors are:

46% less likely than their peers to start using illegal drugs and 27% less likely to start drinking. (Public/Private Ventures study of Big Brothers Big Sisters)

52% less likely than their peers to skip a day of school and 37% less likely to skip a class. (Public/Private Ventures Study of Big Brothers Big Sisters)