WELCOME TO YEI
We are a nonprofit organization that provides education, employment, and personal development programs for youth in Portland.
The YEI mission is to promote self-sufficiency and life-long learning by nurturing personal, educational and career development of young people.
YEI Building Blocks to Sucess
YEI Honors Fernando Valverde
Fernando Valverde has been honored for his outstanding academic and personal accomplishments as the Student of the Month for February 2013. He is a teen parent working on completing his high school diploma. His dedication to this goal is supported by his perfect attendance record and productivity in his classes. Read More
Adventure ED 101
The Youth Employment Institute and Oregon Active have partnered up to offer a weekly class that teaches students leadership and event planning skills all while having an awesome time! Follow the link to watch the video!
YEI Honors Franklin Toney
YEI student Franklin Toney has been honored for his outstanding academic and personal accomplishments as the Student of the Month for January 2013. Franklin’s major focus is on music and he has already completed 2 CDs. Read More
Summer Forestry Work Experience
This summer, over 60 Portland youth participated in YEI’s forestry work experience programs. The PYE program included weekly field trips and a week long back packing trip. Read More