The Sri Lankan Youth Organization (S.L.Y.O.) was created to positively impact the lives of Sri Lankan youth living within the American and global cultures. The primary mission of this organization is to provide professionally supported, one-on-one relationships between the young brothers and sisters of the community. This allows them to achieve their maximum potential as they grow to become confident, competent, and caring individuals. Countless immigrants and American born Sri-Lankans strive to attain the so called American dream but in their pursuit of this they may lose sight of their native roots. Hence, S.L.Y.O. provides an inclusive platform of cultural and moral unity through which members can strengthen their professional and personal networks. We at SLYO understand how essential it is to give young people a shot at success. In a society that is becoming increasingly independent and culturally ambiguous, S.L.Y.O provides a sense of belonging by fostering enriching new relationships.
The S.L.Y.O. members also engage inter-culturally with other ethnic backgrounds, opening the door to new opportunities. The future of our society depends on the actions of our community in the form of service, public works, mentoring, and many other charitable projects. The committed volunteers obtain leadership experience with nationally recognized standards of excellence. S.L.Y.O has built a strong foundation, from which it is increasing it’s impact within the Sri Lankan Community. With new chapters opening up globally, we see fruitful opportunities for a strong future.