A youth development program for Eritrean youth of Dallas. HIDRI aims to provide an environment where youth ages 14-17 can come together to reassert their identity, patriotism, and unity. HIDRI strives to educate Eritrean youth about their culture and dynamic history of Eritrea most of all assures the youth grow up to be young successful Eritreans.
Eritrean Studies Program
The Eritrean Studies Program is a program designed to provide Eritreans the basic knowledge on Eritrean topics. The program includes the study of Eritrea’s history (Pre-colonial, colonial, post-colonial), demography (ethnic groups), culture (traditions), geography, economy, languages, religions and much more.
Eritrean Big Brother Big Sister Program
A youth mentorship program that partners young Eritrean adults and professionals with Eritrean youth. The Eritrean Big Brother Big Sister program links young Eritreans in high school with collegiate and professional Eritreans in the Dallas area. The program consists of mentors leading monthly workshops in a classroom setting, but also has an individual aspect assigning mentors to students to take an invested interest in mentoring them one-on-one. Another aim of the BBBS program is to expose the students to new and diverse experiences through volunteer work in the Dallas community. Through volunteering, the students gain leadership skills and a sense of responsibility that will further prepare them for their future professions.