Youth Empowerment Support YES! Program

Using the past and the present to create a better future!


We provide trainings identified, developed, and/or provided by youth and young adults with lived experience that: 

    • Promote awareness about challenges and/or perspectives of youth and young adults who are at risk of or receive system services

    • Teach best practices when working with this population



    "This was an amazing and hugely impactful interaction. I expecially liked how the panel members encouraged good listening and prompted the audience to interact. I will always remember these stories and apply them in the work I do"


    "You all provided a very comfortable and clear training"


    "I enjoyed having young adults with lived experience in the training. The young adults had information that helps me understand their perspective"




    Youth Development Institute  

    Youth and Young Adult Resources

    Awareness Trainings Using Personal Stories and Videos

    Placement Needs Identification

    Youth Involvement in Placement Finding


    • "What did you like about having a Youth Coordinator? Helps me with challenges that I can overcome "
      Anonymous Survey
    • "What did you like about having a Youth Coordinator? Extra help with applications and schooling and different stuff like that. "
      Anonymous Survey