“Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge, wish for more wisdom…” Jim Rohn
The children of inmates are at a greater risk for a wide range of emotional and behavioral problems that often lead to a criminal lifestyle. Our Youth Empowerment Service Program works with them to “Build a Better Today and Tomorrow”. We are designed to educate, empower and inspire youth ages 15-21 who fall into the category of being at-risk to academic, personal, and social failure, or facing alternative schools and juvenile detention—a path called “public school to prison pipeline”, by popular sociologists. Our program is “real world” applicable.
In the U.S. there are millions of children with mom or dad in prison, grandparents unable to help, falling through the crack and subsequently following a similar path of their parent down a destructive road to possibly incarceration or homelessness.
Students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds typically look for information they believe will materially affect their lot in life and lead directly to economic empowerment. We will provide a pathway to productivity, citizenship, motivation, leaders, readiness, and entrepreneurship.
- At-Risk Behaviors
- Trends That Re-Shape Lives
- Breaking the Cycle of School to Prison Pipeline
- Foresight / Creating a Mental Map for the Future
- Personal and Communication Skills
- What to do with My Life
- How to Have a Future
The YES! program educators are trained in giving the support, system and belief required to break the cycle of poverty and imprisonment in the at-risk youth life. Our youths are facing real problems and the Yes! program is a real solution.
We will bring a holistic revitalization to the lives and environments of these families.
Partner with us through sponsorship or make a donation – your step in the right direction of making a difference in the life of a young person.