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YSI Staff A Member of the District Attorney’s Youth Aid Panel

Philadelphia's District Attorney's Youth Aid Panel was created in 1988 to help divert arrests of juvenile offenders with first time offenses to a three month contract program. David Chaney, Community and Youth Outreach Social Worker at Youth Emergency Service was deputized by Philadelphia's District Attorney to serve on the Youth Aid Panel along with other [...]

2017-03-30T17:53:17+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Latest News|0 Comments

An evening to celebrate 40 years of child advocacy

An evening to celebrate 40 years of child advocacy The Support Center for Child Advocates will celebrate 40 years of child advocacy by recognizing forty "Distinguished Advocates". Youth Service, Inc. is honored to announce YSI's Executive Director, Gwendolyn Bailey; will be acknowledged for her committed service and extraordinary efforts towards improving the lives of traumatized children.  [...]

2017-03-28T21:08:53+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Latest News|0 Comments

YSI is a proud partner of the Rite Aid’s KidCents Program

We are excited to announce that Rite Aid has identified Youth Service, Inc. as an official KidCents charity!   KidCents is a program created by The Rite Aid Foundation that allows Rite Aid customers to round up their purchases to the nearest dollar and help support kid-focused charities.    Please consider selecting Youth Service, Inc. for your [...]

2017-03-30T17:02:32+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Latest News|0 Comments

8th Annual Tows 4 Tots A Success!

In case you missed it, here is a video to capturing our 8th annual Tows for Tots event. Video and Photo credit to one of our wonderful volunteers Michelle Carvalho.   This past weekend more than 105 tow truckers from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland gathered at the Baring House Crisis Nursery to [...]

2017-04-07T15:19:43+00:00 December 14th, 2015|Latest News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Director of YES Teaches Teens that it’s the Way You Play the Game that Counts

Tim Massaquoi, the new director of YSI’s Youth Emergency Shelter (YES), could probably get the attention of the homeless and runaway teenagers who come to the shelter simply by dropping the fact that he’s a former NFL player.  But he prefers to take the less glamorous route instead—trying to relate to the kids through the [...]

2017-03-30T17:26:16+00:00 November 23rd, 2015|Latest News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

2014-07-23T16:08:36+00:00 July 23rd, 2014|Latest News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Memories I Will Remember Forever

YSI received this message from a holiday donor: I had the pleasure of volunteering this past December for the YES 2013 Teen Shelter Holiday Meal Program. I was able to volunteer multiple times at YES throughout December and the experience was above and beyond my expectations on each occasion. In the past, I have volunteered [...]

2014-03-03T17:10:14+00:00 March 3rd, 2014|Latest News, Uncategorized|0 Comments