Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village

Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village

498 Seventh Avenue, 15th FL
New York, NY 10018

Jill Elias
Engagement and Operations Manager
646-381-7863 (Phone)

Description of Organization:

Through healing, education, and love, the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village empowers orphaned and vulnerable Rwandan youth to build lives of dignity and contribute to a better world.

Modeled after Yemin Orde, an Israeli youth village established in 1953 to care for orphans of the Holocaust, Agahozo-Shalom is a place where “tears are dried” (from the Kinyarwanda word “agahozo”) and where vulnerable youth can “live in peace” (from the Hebrew word “shalom”). Learn more at

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:

The Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village seeks ambassadors to spread the word about ASYV’s  important work and to raise funds to ensure the village’s doors can remain open to Rwanda’s most vulnerable teens. If you are looking to support a cause for your special day, be it a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, a birthday, or another milestone, ASYV can help by setting up a fundraising page and providing resources to support you along the way. Learn more at

Minimum Age to Volunteer:


Offer family volunteer opportunities?