Youth Service, Inc. Seeks Holiday Donors

Youth Service, Inc. invites you to brighten the holidays for children, teens, and caregivers living in poverty by participating in the agency’s holiday giving program. You can help Philadelphians who are struggling to make ends meet enjoy the holidays by adopting a family (providing a gift for each family member), organizing a gift collection drive, […]

My Life, My Future Conference Educates & Entertains Philly Teens

The teens who participated in YSI’s 12th annual My Life, My Future Teen Conference danced, sang, listened, and dialogued throughout the course of the June 25 event. Attendees were treated to performances by a diverse set of musicians, including the sensational Central High School violinist Emmanuel Houndo, Rashaun “DJ Reezey” Williams, and harmonica/beat-boxing prodigy Nyier […]

YES & The Title I Program: Encouraging Self Expression Through Technology

Lynda Hawkins is the Coordinator of YSI’s Title I Program This summer, students from the YES teen shelter attended an annual two week computer workshop through the Title I program designed to help them become more confident and effective writers through the use of technology. In the course, students are encouraged to be imaginative and […]

I Feel Free Now

It wasn’t long ago that Carolyn fled from South Carolina to Philadelphia by plane with her children, each of them carrying their possessions in a single suitcase. Running from an abusive partner who she feared might kill her and harm her children, Carolyn arrived at the home of her brother’s family unsure of what her […]

My Life, My Future Teen Conference Set For June 25

We are excited to announce that the My Life, My Future Teen Conference and Rally will take place on Wednesday, June 25 at Temple University’s Howard Gittis Student Center. From 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, teens in attendance will enjoy a free, fun-filled program featuring powerful speakers, a dance contest, dramatic performances, music and giveaways. […]