INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FRIENDSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

 

P O Box 21182

Houston, TX 77226-1182

 

Tel: 832-573-2705

Fax: 713-748-1256

 

ABOUT US

Co-founded in 1998 by Mr. Omowale Luthuli and the late Mr. Clarence Brooks, the International Youth Friendship & Development Program (IYFDP) is made up of dedicated Houston-area volunteers who have created a community for mentorship, friendship, and education through travel and outreach experience.  We provide cutting edge service learning opportunities for high school age youth. Students' involvement include some of the following issues:

  • Curbing the spread of HIV-AIDSI Stand with Clarence is an online (social media) and school-neighborhood project to multiply the number of youth practicing responsible sexuality.

  • Combatting Hunger and Homelessness

  • Trafficking in Women and Children

  • Preventing Ethnic Cleansing and Genocide

  • Preventing Gender Violence and Rape

We strive to create global youth friendship and establish peace and justice for future generations.”

VISION STATEMENT OF INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FRIENDSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

2013 South Africa Delegation

OUR FOUNDERS
SERVICE LEARNING SITES

Omowale Luthuli-Allen is an international Human Rights Activist and community builder. He is a husband, father of two, free lance writer, leader in the faith community.  He has engaged in the great struggles for democracy in the 1960's, anti-war and anti-apartheid. He is the co-founder of the International Youth Friendship Program. He is co-founder of the Martin Luther King Peacekeeper Initiative.

 

Clarence Books (1944-2010), was a Northside Houston community builder, committed father ( 5 daughters and 3 sons ) and businessman. Mr. Brooks was one of the pioneers of the Youth education effort to curb the spread of Juvenile HIV-AIDS in Houston. He is the co-founder of the International Youth Friendship Program.

Covenant House

Habitat for Humanity

Amnesty International

Martin Luther King Peacemaker Initiative

Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen

Amnesty International

AVAZZ-The World in Action

Jewish World Watch

Santa Maria Hostel

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