I AM Y.O.V.E. Inspiring all the girls to feel Smart.Beautiful.Confident



All in one Y.O.V.E. at a time

The I AM Y.O.V.E. Mission & Vision

The Youth of Valor Empowerment (YOVE) Program believes that each girl carries the potential to become leaders of change within their communities. Lack of mentorship intervention, lack of seriousness towards education, lack of knowledge, amongst minority youths, is the root of social challenges one of which is producing unproductive citizens. The YOVE Program has created three important organizational goals for the girls: To increase career preparation readiness, mentorship intervention for the YOVE Program for all the participants from 9-12 grades, to increase high school graduation and college readiness rates among them to 100%., to increase the college acceptance and attendance rate of the YOVE girls up to 100%

Our vision is to train, develop and equip girls to be effective leaders for tomorrow, caring citizens, and self-aware of themselves and their communities. In addition, is to have up to 100% high school graduating rate yearly, be placed among one of the best after school program in the community.

Let’s Cheer with Y.O.V.E. Girls!

Core Values & Beliefs

“Y.O.V.E. is not a program, but a movement where the community can come together to create a me too style movement, geared toward protecting girls from becoming victims of human trafficking, dropping out of school, early teen pregnancy and homelessness”

– Dr. Alourdes Pierre, C. Ed., President/Founder



How We Help

The Youth of Valor Empowerment (YOVE) is a 501c3, nonprofit organization who has been providing Mentorship Intervention and College Readiness Program for the public-school communities,  teenage girls from 9 to 12 grades, living on underserved community since 2009. The YOVE Program is committed to providing solutions and resources to advance career and college readiness for at risks teenage girls in several public schools in Miami-Dade County.

Join Us Now

Be A Mentor. A Partner. A Donor. A Sponsor.

Volunteer today for a cause, volunteers are essential to the success of the L.O.V.E. and the Y.O.V.E. initiatives. We seek individuals and companies that are passionate about the development and personal growth of the teenage girls. The donation of your time and resources allow the organization to continue the important work of equipping the teenage girls to shine as women and the L.O.V.E. ladies to become self-sufficient thru employment success.

Thank you to Miami Dade College and our Supporters


Flowers presented to Dr. Marie O. Etienne, Ph.D., DPN, APRN, FNP, PLNC, by Group Leader, I AM Y.O.V.E Guishna Perrin, 11th grader


On behalf of the Y.O.V.E. program, Dr. Malou Harrisson, Executive Vice-President and Provost, Miami Dade College, was presented with a tribute from Florida State Representative Marie P. Woodson


Y.O.V.E. Evenie a 11th grader escorted by Mayor Daniella Levine Cava – Miami Dade County at the National Women’s History Month at MDC


Queen Jennifer Lovelace, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, Miss United Nations, Served As Mistress of Ceremony For The Annual National Women’s History Month with Lady Enette Anderson, L.O.V.E. Board Chair


Dr. Guerna Blot, Advisory Board Member, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, MBH/HMC, OCN, Nursing Director, Mount Sinai Medical center, with Lady Enette Anderson, State Farm Administrator and L.O.V.E Board Chair


Lady Enette Henderson, L.O.V.E. Board Chair, State Farm Adminstrator
Dr. Malou Harrison, Provost/Executive Director
Miami-Dade college
Dr. Alourdes Pierre, C.Ed., Author, President/Founder
Circle of Love Empowers Women And Girls, Inc.


Ms. Wanda Smith, Vice-Provost, Miami-Dade College, L.O.V.E./Y.O.V. E. Advisory Member, Retired as a highly decorated Lieutenant Colonel in the Airforce

Make a Difference

Make a Donation

The Y.O.V.E. program has been working to create hope and opportunity for a better world for underprivileged, high risks, teenage girls. We can only succeed with your help, make a Gift to help support one Y.O.V.E. at a time

Be a Volunteer

At Y.O.V.E. we are working to create hope and opportunity for a better world for young underprivileged teenage girls. We can only do it with your help, help support one Y.O.V.E at a time by becoming a Volunteer today.

Spread the Word

Our volunteer mentors come from all walks of life, and put their individual experience and expertise to work for the greater good. Spread the word and let’s all work towards making the difference in the lives of one Y.O.V.E. at a time.