Individual Stories

The ripple effect of the YEP in altering the paths of adolescents is transformational to family, community, city, and ultimately to the country. This initial return on investment for adolescent intervention and empowerment programs is just the beginning. It will linger and impact the financial future of us all.


Tennessee State College
Nashville, TN

The Triple Impact YEP uses mentors from Historically Black College and Universities (HBCUs) to inspire unlikely dreams of higher education.

PEAK Project

Stone Child College
Box Elder, MT

The Positive Empowered Active Kids (PEAK) Project addresses numerous health risks among Chippewa Cree youth, reunifying the tribe.

Latinas Adelante

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

The Latinas Adelante Project has drastically decreased second pregnancies among its cohort of teen Latina mothers.

PALS Project

Towson University
Towson, MD

Breaking the cycle of generational poverty, the Partners in Academic and Life Success (PALS) Program has positively impacted parents as well as youth.


Columbus State Community College
Columbus, OH

The English as a Second Language Afterschool Communities (ESLAsC) Program helps Somali Bantu youth adapt and thrive.