We are dedicated to doing our part as a community and proving support to Black youth and young adults through education, collaboration and expression so that they can excel in their communities. Through our efforts to educate, we provide workshops and programming for youth ages 13-29 that focus on various topics and issues within Black communities. We emphasize the importance of expression and cultivate spaces for youth voices to be heard and engage them in meaningful and impactful conversation. We partner with different organizations and community members to re/connect youth with their communities
and provide resources and additional supports.
PVTO started in 2018 when our founder felt a need to create a space for Black voices after experiencing institutional racism within her undergrad program. A space that recognized the various backgrounds and experiences of Black bodies and fostered expression and meaningful dialogue. Her family jumped on board to help, creating an organization that values family and community which is continuously shown through all engagements.
We work to cultivate spaces for the voices of Black youth and young adults to be heard and provide them with the supports they need to excel in their communities.
Black youth and young adults reach their fullest potential and thrive in their communities
We believe youth are strong, resilient and have the means to succeed. We empower Black youth to through education, conversation and shared resources.
We emphasize the importance of using healthy and impactful ways to express and provide spaces for Black voices to be heard while engaging youth in meaningful conversation.
We strongly believe in collaboration and recognize that in order to be successful in our mission, we need to work together with community organizations, members and partners to better support Black youth and young adults.