What is CoYOUnity?
CoYOUnity is a youth development program, based in Brooklyn NY, that provides a series of educational challenges, designed to promote and enhance reading comprehension, among youth in poor socioeconomic areas. It is an incentive based program, designed to promote a desire to learn and explore. We offer workshops, classes, and events to under-served youth, in an array of skill building and educational areas, as well as a unique and interactive digital platform. We use a purposefully limited reward system to encourage and motivate students to challenge their-selves, as well as provide exclusive, engaging and immersive opportunities for students to gain experience, exposure, and a burgeoning resume.
How does CoYOUnity work?
CoYOUnity works and partners with schools, city organizations, and private businesses, to provide youth with workshops, mini classes, challenges, competitions, projects, and shows, in an array of educational areas. We offer a purposefully limited amount of amazing prizes (like toys, gifts cards, concert tickets, and more!), and student participation gives them a "chance" to. win.
We also use our DARE by CoYOUnity program, a student curated and collaborative digital publication, to provide students with a unique opportunity to build their portfolio, and earn amazing prizes.
How do I sign up?
Our program has events that are open to the public, which will always be free. Check our EVENTS page often or sign up to be notified of all new EVENTS here.
Our digital platform DARE, is only available to students in our school network. Instructions on how to sign up will be given to students during registration and orientation.
Schools and parents interested in signing up for their students for the DARE by CoYOUnity program, can sign up here.
Can I volunteer or become a sponsor?
Yes! We would love and appreciate volunteers and sponsors! Please email us with your interest.
Where are you located and who do you service?
Our CoYOUnity program services Brooklyn, New York, but our digital publication is available to all 50 states.
Can I make a donation?
YES! We are absolutely BEAMING with pride to announce our partnership with Social Good Fund Tax ID number: 46-1323531, our gracious and inspirational Fiscal Sponsor. This means, that although coYOUnity itself doesn't have a 501(c)3 tax exemption, our fiscal sponsor, does. Donations would be donated directly to Social Good Fund, who would then allot and grant funds to CoYOUnity as a project under their charitable organization. All donations to CoYOUnity will be eligible for a tax exemption. We are proud to be partners with Social Good Fund, and are working diligently to build and maintain trust between our sponsor and our donors, by being transparent, forthright, and virtuous.
We encourage the donation of TOYS and GIFT CARDS. New toys please. We reward the youth with anything they find valuable. Concert tickets, posters, clothes, movie tickets. We would love if you were in a store, and saw a cool and inexpensive toy and thought to yourself "this would be cool for the children." The world's Children We want you to pull from the inner child, and gift a scholar with something that engages that ever curious kid inside of you.
Cash donations must be made directly to Social Good Fund throug FlipCause. Please click HERE to donate. We will issue a receipt for all donations, cash or material.