I Was 16 Yesterday Wellness Center

556
Views
I Was 16 Yesterday Wellness Center

Toni Morrison once said “If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.” That is what we intend to do here at I was 16 Yesterday Wellness Center. Write a book on how young adults are to be served! As we have yet to read a book quite like this. We... Read More

Youhelp Share

Campaign URL:


Toni Morrison once said “If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.” That is what we intend to do here at I was 16 Yesterday Wellness Center. Write a book on how young adults are to be served! As we have yet to read a book quite like this. We invite you to come along with us, on this amazing journey for youth and young adults to experience how this book will come into fruition.  

Founder/CEO Sebrena Pawley: Growing-up I was part of the NYC Foster Care system.  I often questioned my self-worth. I attempted suicide at the age of 16. After this unsuccessful attempt I met a mentor who would forever change my life. My mentor took me under his wing and taught me that I had value, and how to advocate for myself.  Homeless, and broken he immediately referred me to a Shelter in Manhattan that had wrap around services for homeless youth.  This was the decision that changed the trajectory of my life. While living at this Shelter I became the front desk intake/receptionist. At the age of 16 I witnessed first-hand youth, and young adults who shared my same story. The same story of feeling worthless, and unstable. It was in that moment that I decided I wanted to be a part of changing their lives. My goal in the beginning was to give out daily affirmations to each young person that came into the Shelter. What I didn’t realize is how my life would be shifted. The more I gave of myself to the service of others, was the more it was instilling courage inside of me to step out on faith and trust. This is when I knew I found my gift. This is when I knew I could become a role model which could lead young adults to positive self-efficacy. I have been volunteering and working in direct care with young adults for the past 35 years. I encourage each young adult that comes across my path to find their gift and once found they must give it away. One of my favorite quotes that I share with the young adults comes from Oprah Winfrey: You are worthy simply because you were born.

We are asking for donations to secure a space,  for paid internships, scholarships, interview clothing, support services such as monthly metro cards for transportation. I Was 16 Yesterday Wellness Center is committed to servicing 16-24 year old, In School, High School Graduates, Disengaged from High School, Foster Care, and the LGBTQUIA+ community. Youth and young adults deserve a seat at the table, especially if the solutions concern them! At I Was 16 Yesterday Wellness Center we will encourage youth and young adults to design their own journey. It is time we all open our ears and genuinely make a space at the table for young people to become our partners, and to have a say as to how they want to be served. Our vision is to ensure that all young adults are Valued, Seen and Heard.  

No update found.

badge I Was 16 Yesterday Wellness Center

$1,215 of $25,000

raised from 8 people

I Was 16 Yesterday Wellness Center

Sebrena Pawley, on behalf of

I Was 16 Yesterday Inc

I Was 16 Yesterday Wellness Center will provide an atmosphere conducive to learning and creativity for young adults, creating a safe environment where they are Valued, Seen & Heard.

Sebrena Pawley

Growing-up I was part of the the NYC Foster Care system. I often questioned my self-worth. I attempted suicide at the age of 16. After this unsuccessful attempt I met a mentor who would forever change my life. My mentor took me under his wing and taught me that I had value, and how to advocate for myself. This was the decision that changed the trajectory of my life. Sebrena Pawley has been volunteering and working in direct care with youth and young adults for over 35 years.

Bronx, New York

Recent Donations

  • $25.00

    Anonymous

    21 days ago

  • $500.00

    Richard Cole

    1 month ago

  • $500.00

    Richard Cole

    3 months ago

  • $50.00

    Jermaine J Davis

    4 months ago

    Sending blessings, encouragement, and support to a positive champion change agent for the youth population; these services are greatly needed and no other organization is having a greater impact on inner city youth than "I was 16 yesterday". It is an honor to be a supporter...

  • $20.00

    Veronica Torres

    4 months ago

  • $50.00

    Florence Pena-Rios

    4 months ago

    I believe in your mission and commitment to youth.

  • $50.00

    Anonymous

    4 months ago

  • $20.00

    Jon LaFranchi

    4 months ago

I Was 16 Yesterday Wellness Center

badge I Was 16 Yesterday Wellness Center

$1,215 of $25,000

raised from 8 people

I Was 16 Yesterday Wellness Center

Sebrena Pawley, on behalf of

I Was 16 Yesterday Inc

I Was 16 Yesterday Wellness Center will provide an atmosphere conducive to learning and creativity for young adults, creating a safe environment where they are Valued, Seen & Heard.

Sebrena Pawley

Growing-up I was part of the the NYC Foster Care system. I often questioned my self-worth. I attempted suicide at the age of 16. After this unsuccessful attempt I met a mentor who would forever change my life. My mentor took me under his wing and taught me that I had value, and how to advocate for myself. This was the decision that changed the trajectory of my life. Sebrena Pawley has been volunteering and working in direct care with youth and young adults for over 35 years.

Bronx, New York

Recent Donations

  • $25.00

    Anonymous

    21 days ago

  • $500.00

    Richard Cole

    1 month ago

  • $500.00

    Richard Cole

    3 months ago

  • $50.00

    Jermaine J Davis

    4 months ago

    Sending blessings, encouragement, and support to a positive champion change agent for the youth population; these services are greatly needed and no other organization is having a greater impact on inner city youth than "I was 16 yesterday". It is an honor to be a supporter...

  • $20.00

    Veronica Torres

    4 months ago

  • $50.00

    Florence Pena-Rios

    4 months ago

    I believe in your mission and commitment to youth.

  • $50.00

    Anonymous

    4 months ago

  • $20.00

    Jon LaFranchi

    4 months ago

I Was 16 Yesterday Wellness Center

Toni Morrison once said “If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.” That is what we intend to do here at I was 16 Yesterday Wellness Center. Write a book on how young adults are to be served! As we have yet to read a book quite like this. We... Read More

Youhelp Share

Campaign URL:


Toni Morrison once said “If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.” That is what we intend to do here at I was 16 Yesterday Wellness Center. Write a book on how young adults are to be served! As we have yet to read a book quite like this. We invite you to come along with us, on this amazing journey for youth and young adults to experience how this book will come into fruition.  

Founder/CEO Sebrena Pawley: Growing-up I was part of the NYC Foster Care system.  I often questioned my self-worth. I attempted suicide at the age of 16. After this unsuccessful attempt I met a mentor who would forever change my life. My mentor took me under his wing and taught me that I had value, and how to advocate for myself.  Homeless, and broken he immediately referred me to a Shelter in Manhattan that had wrap around services for homeless youth.  This was the decision that changed the trajectory of my life. While living at this Shelter I became the front desk intake/receptionist. At the age of 16 I witnessed first-hand youth, and young adults who shared my same story. The same story of feeling worthless, and unstable. It was in that moment that I decided I wanted to be a part of changing their lives. My goal in the beginning was to give out daily affirmations to each young person that came into the Shelter. What I didn’t realize is how my life would be shifted. The more I gave of myself to the service of others, was the more it was instilling courage inside of me to step out on faith and trust. This is when I knew I found my gift. This is when I knew I could become a role model which could lead young adults to positive self-efficacy. I have been volunteering and working in direct care with young adults for the past 35 years. I encourage each young adult that comes across my path to find their gift and once found they must give it away. One of my favorite quotes that I share with the young adults comes from Oprah Winfrey: You are worthy simply because you were born.

We are asking for donations to secure a space,  for paid internships, scholarships, interview clothing, support services such as monthly metro cards for transportation. I Was 16 Yesterday Wellness Center is committed to servicing 16-24 year old, In School, High School Graduates, Disengaged from High School, Foster Care, and the LGBTQUIA+ community. Youth and young adults deserve a seat at the table, especially if the solutions concern them! At I Was 16 Yesterday Wellness Center we will encourage youth and young adults to design their own journey. It is time we all open our ears and genuinely make a space at the table for young people to become our partners, and to have a say as to how they want to be served. Our vision is to ensure that all young adults are Valued, Seen and Heard.  

No update found.

  • YouHelp only works with USA nonprofit organizations
  • YouHelp edits, optimizes text and resizes campaign images
  • YouHelp provides an onboarding checklist for fundraisers
  • YouHelp verifies nonprofits and provides a Trust and Safety Badge
  • YouHelp never touches the nonprofit's money
  • YouHelp spotlights fundraisers across all YouHelp social media channels
  • YouHelp's donation processing rate is only 2.2% +30 cents per transaction
  • YouHelp uses processors that provide immediate access to your funds
  • YouHelp offers recurring donations
  • YouHelp gets you in front of thousands of donors

GrantWatch Services

Which GrantWatch service solves your fundraising needs? Grants for nonprofits, small businesses and individuals; free crowdfunding to raise money for anything; grant writing jobs & services; latest grant news and a place to showcase your cause; or grant writing training.

grantwatch

Apply for Grants for
Nonprofits & Schools

Learn More
grantwriter

Hire a Grant Writer
Join the GrantWriterTeam

Learn More
YouHelp

Create a Nonprofit Fundraiser
YouHelp.com

Learn More