Delmarva Youth and Family Institute
Official Sponsor of the Delmarva Youth Movement
“Championing the Empowerment of
About Our Foundation
The Delmarva Youth and Family Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the mission of coordinating material resources and administrative support to bolster grassroots initiatives that assist local groups in taking charge of the development of their communities. Many local groups are inspired to action to address long-standing patterns of injustice around them. These initiatives often start small, then gradually grow with complexity as they persevere and experience more success. Greater growth demands greater material and resource needs, along with greater systems and processes of administration. The Delmarva Youth and Family Institute offers these groups a partner to help meet these new needs and implement higher levels of infrastructure so that they can continue to advance their valuable work and not be distracted by important but peripheral elements. In short, we focus on sustaining their growth, so they can focus on empowering their community.
The Delmarva Youth Movement (DYM) is the primary beneficiary of the Delmarva Youth and Family Institute. Based in Eastern Shore, MD, the DYM mobilizes growing groups of youth across the peninsula to become Service Leaders. A Service Leader is someone who inspires and motivates their fellow peers and community members to support one another in achieving higher levels of personal growth and community transformation. Their core belief is that Youth MUST Change the World, not that they CAN change it, or eventually WILL change it, but that youth MUST change the world. And youth must do it now. Many of the Youth Service Leaders start by organizing group activities for children in the area to keep them safe and teach them about the spiritual powers of love, justice, kindness, and service. Real and immediate change starts with this simple activity, and as the team of youth teachers, supporting adults, and participants grow in numbers and experience, their power for community projects increases, their influence on the wider society expands, and real and lasting change can confidently occur. For over a year, they have successfully sustained a team of over a dozen youth teachers, between the ages of 11 to 18, who are teaching weekly classes with over 60 children in the areas of Federalsburg and Hurlock, MD. Some of the teachers give over 15 hours per week each to the movement, and some have acquired over 150 community service hours in the last six months alone. For more information, visit www.delmarvayouth.org.
Board of Directors
Basir van de Fliert
Senior Software Engineer
Your monthly gift helps the youth of the Delmarva Youth Movement continue their transformational work with children and communities in Eastern Shore, MD and beyond.
Frequently Asked Questions
Monthly Giving is Easy
For your convenience we have put together some of the most commonly asked questions below about how our program works.
Q: Why donate to Delmarva Youth and Family Institute (DYFI)?
A: DYFI champions the empowerment of local communities. Our primary beneficiary is the Delmarva Youth Movement, a local organization expanding out of Eastern Shore, MD that mobilizes growing groups of youth across the peninsula to become Service Leaders. Groups like the Delmarva Youth Movement depend upon material and administrative support from local and regional agencies to sustain and expand their services. For more information, visit www.delmarvayouth.org.
Q: Where do my dollars go?
A: Currently, all donations go to support the Delmarva Youth Movement to cover expenses related to supplies, food, administration, technology, staffing, space, furnishing, transportation, field trips, and enrichment opportunities.
Q: Is my donation tax-deductible?
A: Yes, DYFI is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization able to receive tax-deductible contributions year-round. Our EIN/Tax ID number is 92-1623855.
Q: Once I’ve made an online gift, how can I make changes to my account (i.e. change amount, change my credit card number)?
A: It’s so easy! Please just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 302-401-1087. If we receive your change prior to the month’s processing deadline, we can make the change effective for that month. If not, it’ll take effect the next month.
Q: What if I need to stop giving. Can I stop whenever I want?
A: Of course! Just email us at email@example.com or call us at 302-401-1087. Your cancellation will take place the same month, or the following month, depending upon when we receive your call.
Q: Will I receive verification of my donations for tax purposes?
A: All donors receive an email receipt for each donation.
Q: When will my credit card first be charged?
A: Your first online donation will be charged to your card on the date that your transaction is made. Recurring donations (annually, monthly, weekly, etc.) will be charged based on the date of your first recurring donation.
You can secure the success of our youth, today.
Your monthly gift provides immediate material support to the Delmarva Youth Movement and their youth, ages 11 to 18, who are weekly supporting an increasing number of children in communities throughout Eastern Shore, MD and beyond. Monthly donors create the reliable and steady funding which keeps youth armed with the material supplies, snacks, meals, space, transportation, field trips, and enrichment opportunities needed to create vibrant, enriching, and empowering experiences for our young people. See www.delmarvayouth.org for more details.
Delmarva Youth and Family Institute coordinates resources to support grassroots initiatives that assist local groups in taking charge of the development of their community. Our primary beneficiary is the Delmarva Youth Movement, a local organization expanding out of Eastern Shore, MD that mobilizes growing groups of youth across the peninsula to become Service Leaders. Visit www.delmarvayouth.org for more information.
Delmarva Youth and Family Institute is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.
EIN/Tax ID Number: 92-1623855
Email Us: firstname.lastname@example.org
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