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FUGECAMPS partner with Youth Service, Inc. (“YSI”) in Philadelphia

FUGECAMPS partner with Youth Service, Inc. ("YSI") in Philadelphia FUGE CAMP is one of the world’s largest camps and, perhaps, the most intentional. The camp programming is designed to take students out of their normal routine and place them into an environment that is focused on life-change through a relationship with Christ. FUGE has been hosting these purpose [...]

2017-09-22T10:43:14+00:00 September 6th, 2017|YSI Stories|0 Comments

In YSI’s care as a child, he gives back to the agency with gratitude

In YSI’s care as a child, he gives back to the agency with gratitude Don Kennel was in foster care through Youth Service for several years as a child, along with his two younger brothers. Now working in information technology at mutual fund company Vanguard, Don has never forgotten the care he received from YSI. He has volunteered and donated to the agency over the years and most recently, contributed [...]

2017-09-22T10:44:05+00:00 July 25th, 2017|YSI Stories|0 Comments

We bid a fond farewell to Rhonda…

On more than one occasion, Rhonda Johnson, Supervisor of the Sally Watson Crisis Nursery Program, had to let parents know that she was not Sally Watson. She quickly grew to laugh along with the parents when they learned her real name. It’s moments such as this that breaks the tension and, all too often, the [...]

2017-07-14T10:38:39+00:00 July 13th, 2017|YSI Stories|0 Comments

FBI Citizens Academy Program

Youth Service Inc.'s Mr. David Chaney was recently honored for graduating from the FBI Citizens Academy Program. Mr. Chaney has been asked to be a voice to address concerns that effect our community and serve as an ambassador for the FBI. "It is a great honor but I know there is more work ahead." said [...]

2017-07-25T12:54:15+00:00 June 18th, 2017|YSI Stories|0 Comments

Celebrity Photographer captures the official teen conference after party

Celebrity Photographer captures the official teen conference after party Donnell Wallace is a professional photographer that traveled from Baltimore, MD with the Speak Life Tour to attend the 15th Annual Anthony Martin "I Can Dream" Teen Conference. Speak Life Tour is an exciting group of teen dancers, singers, actors, poets and youth leaders. They provided entertainment for the official "after [...]

2017-06-16T11:43:17+00:00 May 30th, 2017|YSI Stories|0 Comments

A fresh perspective – Students point of view after attending the Philly Teen Conference

A fresh perspective - Students point of view after attending the Philly Teen Conference  The YSI Philly 15th Annual Anthony Martin’s “I Can Dream” Conference was successful, to say the least. Though there were teens of all ages, coming from different parts of the Philadelphia area, the vibe was inclusive and nonjudgmental. Having the ability [...]

2017-07-25T12:20:27+00:00 May 29th, 2017|YSI Stories|0 Comments

I can do all things…

I can do all things... Youth Emergency Service (YES) has supported youth since 1976 by providing a safe place for those in need. We love to hear stories of overcoming. Sodette Fox has such a story. Sodette Fox is a licensed public adjuster who owns her own claims adjusting company. As a successful business owner, [...]

2017-05-10T15:59:19+00:00 May 10th, 2017|YSI Stories|0 Comments

Comcast Cares Day at YSI

Comcast Cares Day at YSI On April 21st Youth Service, Inc. welcomed volunteers back for the 16th Annual Comcast Cares Day. More than 100,000 Comcast NBCUniversal employees participated in projects across the nation. Comcast Cares Day is the country's largest corporate volunteer effort and a culmination of the company's year-round commitment to community service. Led [...]

2017-07-25T12:23:26+00:00 May 9th, 2017|YSI Stories|0 Comments