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About AYO

Advance Youth Outreach is a non-profit organization founded in 2015 that facilitates and provides programs, events, resources, and opportunities for youth and young adults in our community.

We are headquartered at the Sokoto House, where amenities include:

• Free Wi-Fi

• Access to books and periodicals

• Access to computer stations

• Community garden

• Classroom space

• And more!

Our Director

Photo of Vance Williams

AYO's founder and director is Vance Williams. Originally from Detroit, Vance has created programs from Detroit to Wilmington specifically for young adults with upbringings similar to his. It is his personal mission to be a positive resource for his community.

Vance is also the Director of Operations and co-founder of the Sokoto House.


Partners photo featuring Vance [left] and Abdullah [right]

AYO partners with other organizations to better serve the community. Some of these key partnerships include:

Quality Life Blueprint

Quality Life Blueprint (QLB) is a community-based institute of learning, collaboration, and capacity building, with a focus on responding to the needs of the most vulnerable populations in America.

QLB's founder, Abdul Hafeedh Bin Abdullah, is also the co-founder and Executive Director of the Sokoto House.

Advance Youth Outreach is headquartered at the Sokoto House. Click the address below for a map.

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