Watch our new video and discover the magic of the Village Way.
Our video library reflects how the Village Way is elevating education and lifting lives throughout Israel.
Our new video is just released! "ImpactIsrael presents the Village Way." Through the Village Way educational methodology, Israel's educators are empowered with the tools to connect and teach the at-risk youth in their care, thereby helping them achieve success in school and in life. First modeled at Yemin Orde Youth Village, the Village Way is integrated in 55 educational communities, impacting 22,000 youth and 2,500 educators. ImpactIsrael, formerly Friends of Yemin Orde, is helping to elevate education and lift the lives of Israel's troubled youth the Village Way.
Explore the rest of our video library to get a sense of the magic and beauty of Yemin Orde Youth Village. Yemin Orde is home to more than 400 at-risk and immigrant youth from around the world. At Yemin Orde, traumatized teens find a home, a quality education and a safe haven in order to learn to embrace hope for a future as productive citizens of Israel. Our graduates often return to the Village for ceremonies, life cycle events, academic scholarships or as a place of refuge in times of need.
Take a tour of Yemin Orde's sustainable organic Eco-Farm, which doubles as a living classroom. The farm is home to goats and chickens, a vast herb garden, vegetable garden, blacksmith and woodworking shop, as well as production of dairy products such as yogurt and cheese. Youth who work at the farm learn about responsibility, agriculture science and gain business experience through the Village's "Green Basket" program.
This uplifting video shows how staff at Village Way Educational Institute recognizes and appreciates our Village Way educators and leaders in partner youth villages who continue to work tirelessly with the at-risk youth who remain in their care during the coronavirus crisis.
The video below features highlights of the 2019 Village Way Educational Initiatives Conference at Tel Aviv University.
Below: Israel President Reuven Rivlin shared greetings with 1,000 educators at the Village Way Educational Initiatives Conference, held at Tel Aviv University on April 4, 2019. "The Village Way isn't just Israel at its best. It is our collective Israeli hope. It is proof that education truly leads society," Pres. Rivlin said.
Below: Ofek Juvenile Prison is the only prison for youth in Israel. Village Way Educational Initiatives provides training to prison staff in order to create a more positive environment for youth. In this video, prison staff reflect on the decrease in behavioral incidents and complains among guards and youth.
Below: Watch a special tribute video (below) produced in honor Chaim Peri and presented at the Tikkun Ha'Lev Award gala on May 8, 2018 in New York City.
The video below documents the exciting dedication of the new Henry and Marcel Blank Soccer Field at Yemin Orde Youth Village. Henry and Marcel Blank were Jewish athletes and avid soccer players who played on the Maccabia team of Rzeszow, Poland and who later perished in the Holocaust.
Above, six months highlights from June 2017-November 2017.
This 2016 video, below, (with English subtitles) features our youth who share their hopes and dreams for a bright future as productive citizens of Israel.