Asu Iyakaremye came to 3:11 because of his own personal experience and the experiences of young people he knew. Asu is passionate about impacting people. Asu began mentoring with 3:11 in 2017. Asu was drawn to 3:11 because of his personal experiences and his work with refugee youth. He saw firsthand how young people, aging out of our foster care systems, both domestically and refugee, were vulnerable to homelessness and needed long-term support. Asu is currently pursuing his Master’s in Social Work and also works with refugee youth in his day job. Youth in Asu’s house have obtained their driver’s licenses, pursued educational and career goals, and moved into housing of their own!
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Launched in 2012
The first 3:11 house to be launched.
Space for 4 Youth
Each youth has their own room.
I give youth the respect to prove to me that they are able to handle living together and being independent. However, if there are any issues/concerns they know I have an open door policy.
Asu IyakaremyeHouse Mentor
At this house, I was able to graduate from high school and start a full-time job! And now, I’m moving into my own apartment!
I enjoy the connection and relationships I build with the youth. I like to think that I am helping guide youth in their transition to the broader community. Dinners, community outings–I enjoy these very much.
Asu Iyakaremye House Mentor
I allow my guys to self-govern. It’s a very independent living house. The guys know that I won’t babysit them.
Each week, youth and mentors gather for a family meal. This is a time for celebrating successes, working through concerns, and sharing life together. If cooking is your gifting and you’re interested in providing meals please let us know!
Every young person who moves into a 3:11 house receives a mattress of their own and can take that mattress with them when they move out. This includes a full-size mattress, a full-size boxspring, a full-size bed frame, and delivery.
Whenever a new youth moves into a 3:11 home, they receive a welcome basket full of essential items like sheets and hygiene products.