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-AIDS. I 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
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.
Habitat for Humanity
Martin Luther King Peacemaker Initiative
Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen
AVAZZ-The World in Action
Jewish World Watch
Santa Maria Hostel