GIVE TO SUPPORT WELL-BEING IN BIPOC COMMUNITIES
YEBO strengthens personal empowerment and enhances social connections by creating safe spaces for storytelling. Your donation will directly support our work with BIPOC-identifying youth, adults, and organizations to address the prevalence of loneliness and hopelessness in our communities.
Your gift, no matter the size, helps us to expand our storytelling programs across Colorado while ensuring community members find healing and purpose by sharing their powerful voices and perspectives.
Healing & Empowerment Through Storytelling
YEBO uses research-based approaches to address the "Social and Community Context" among the five key social determinants of health, acknowledging the link between social ties and psychosocial well-being. Our model harnesses the transformative power of storytelling to strengthen relationships and foster belonging in BIPOC communities. We build our storytelling experience on intergenerational collaboration, social and emotional learning, and media creation.
- Sharing stories cultivate positive emotions, shapes self-perception, and fuels personal growth.
- Listening to stories triggers oxytocin release, enhancing empathy and inclusivity.
- Sharing and listening to stories aid identity development and pass down cultural knowledge.
“YEBO is healing the relationship between youth and adults in our communities.” - Isaura Maria (former YEBO participant and current staff member)
“The experience was more that I ever would've expected it to be. It was welcoming, safe, and rehabilitating.” - Kathe (Storyteller)
“The beauty in the mundane was so evident tonight. This made me think differently about my own story and what I value. Appreciate you all for putting this on.” - Sam (Audience Member)
“This experience helped me find important aspects of my family history.” - Efren (Storyteller)
“For my college applications, I was more worried about what other people would think about me. But with YEBO, this was the first time I told my story unscripted. I was telling the story for me. It was cool to remember things I went through before I came here [to the USA] because I never actually think about that often.” - Alejandra (Storyteller)
“I was inspired by the courage of people, especially young people, to step up and share their stories even though it’s so vulnerable! Damn!” - Anonymous (Audience Member)