AYO Mission Statement

african children Mission

African Youth Outreach, Inc. (AYO) in association with youth and women empowerment projects joins the international fight against HIV/AIDS by increasing awareness and the damage it has caused within southern Africa and the United States.


Increasing education for youth in the United States and southern Africa will lead to life-saving choices in the face of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Lack of access to education and economic vulnerability has made youth and women at high risk of HIV infection in the United States and southern Africa. AYO combats this vulnerability with HIV prevention and treatment education, and youth and women empowerment projects. Collaboration between the U.S. and southern Africa will be facilitated by AYO programs for education, economic empowerment, and organization networking.