Building a new beginning for trouble youth
Youth Environment Success Project inc. is a faith based nonprofit organization 501c3 tax exempt organization that focuses on mentoring incarcerated youth and offering reentry programs to stop a life of crime. Our mission is to teach youth the principles of God. Many of the youth we mentor have been involved in dangerous and destructive behavior and are presently serving time within the Department of Juvenile Justice. Many come from abusive and violent backgrounds and have been victims of such activity or have been homeless, lived in homes or neighborhoods where drug and alcohol use is a normal way of life, or lived in several foster care homes and did not experience the love, nurture and security needed for proper development. However, their is hope, by building trusting ,caring, consistent relationships with youth we work to help them understand that his/her negative behavior is wrong with the goal of them developing the desire to change. We also help the youth understand the importance of good moral character, academic success, and not giving into peer pressure while warning them about the long term consequences of criminal behavior, the dangers of gang activity and drug and alcohol use. Our approach helps them realize that someone cares about them which is why the youth is open to share their thoughts and feelings and is receptive to the words spoken by their mentor which is why it is important for you to get involved and give your support.
Although we look for sponsorship from government agencies we rely on donations from the public. We strongly believe in preventing ongoing juvenile delinquency. We are a organization that offers experienced mentoring in all areas of life and building a hands on relationship with our youth during their incarceration through their transition into their home environment as well as apprenticeship programs, working close with businesses, community, educational institutions, and organizations for job opportunities.
Youth Environment Success Project Inc. aka YES Project is a faith based mentoring organization that equips a young troubled person with the skills and abilities to be successful in their environment by teaching them Godly principles such as honesty, integrity, leadership.and all of the same values that DJJ is founded on which is why we are an asset to the purpose and vision of the Department of Juvenile Justice. Yes project focuses on relationship building which is birthed from a true love and a desire for the success of the child. We will express our concern with the incarceration of our youth and our need for your support for our mentoring program for the Department of Juvenile Justice RYDCS and YDCS. Incarceration has become a common place for young people to be exposed to today and even a more popular place for them to have had to spend time and if the child is looking for popularity he or she will take pride in the confinement. They utilize it to build a so called (rep) in the youth’s terms a (rep means a reputation that has street credibility). Another problem is multiple returns. This pattern is growing and building at a fast rate along with the negative influence of crime over our children. Unfortunately, many children don’t have remorse for their destructive or dangerous behavior and don’t fully understand the consequences. YES Project will work hard to change the mind set of these young people. Our juvenile justice system needs help and we are that help. Although the Juvenile courts and Department of Juvenile Justice are all working together for the best benefit of the child, our mentoring organization is designed to assist juvenile courts and DJJ by implementing Yes Project mentors throughout the juvenile courts, RYDC and YDC facilities to give the children consistent community support within the court system which also benefits the facilities and promotes safety and security which reduces special incident reports.