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Ordinarie Heroes brings art program to YES to show teens how creative they can be

Through its Creative H.E.R.O. (Health Expression Reclaiming Originality) Art Program, Ordinarie Heroes brought opportunities for artistic expression to teens at Youth Emergency Service for several weeks this summer. Ordinarie Heroes provided the supplies and guidance for the youth to work on projects that were both creative and self-reflective. YES residents were able to express how [...]

2017-10-03T16:50:56+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Top Feature, YSI Stories|0 Comments

FUGE Camps brings students from around the country to volunteer at YSI

FUGE student campers spent four days volunteering at Baring Housing Crisis Nursery and Youth Emergency Service (YES) this summer, spending time with youth in YSI’s care and drawing inspiration to serve similar programs in their hometowns. The faith-based camp brings youth in 7th-12th grades and college from around the country together to participate in volunteer [...]

2017-12-11T10:21:41+00:00 September 28th, 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 [...]

2017-10-02T09:21:07+00:00 August 5th, 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
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