The Ogoni Youth Network (OYN) is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization that was founded on Dec. 19, 2008. in Atlanta Georgia. The purpose of the organization is to cultivate a society of youth in Ogoniland, Nigeria that have an opportunity to develop a brighter future through access to education, health, and leadership opportunities.
To inspire the next generation of leaders by enabling outreach programs that focuses on education, health and community stewardship through which the Ogoni Youth Network can be the impetus of positive change in Nigeria.
To become the premier organization that advocates for the development of young people. In line with our mission statement, we are committed to developing intensive programs aimed at increasing the participation of the Ogoni youth and other under-represented youths in the areas of education, heath and social development through mentoring and scholarships made possible by our sponsors and partnering organizations.
Our membership is based primarily in the United States, with some members based in international settings. Highlighted below are our membership demographics.
- Pre-Collegiate (High school age 15+ membership)
- Collegiate: Undergraduate & Graduates
- Practicing Professionals