Our Impact

Each year, we serve over 1,600 youth and reach over 4,000 family members through our holistic, trauma-informed approach. According to our most recent evaluation data:

  • 93% of Y.O.U. youth report greater confidence after participating in Y.O.U. programs.
  • 85% of Y.O.U. youth are improving or maintaining their academic achievement.
  • 95% of parent leaders say they are more likely to be engaged in their child's school.

Learn more about Y.O.U.’s mission, strategy, and leadership.

Learn more about Y.O.U.’s programs.

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"Our research suggests that promoting and nurturing positive characteristics during the teenage years is a promising way to improve long-term health and reduce risky behaviors. Organizations like Y.O.U. that take a positive, strengths-based approach to youth development are making a difference that can last a lifetime.”

- Lindsay Till-Hoyt
Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University

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