The Quail Springs Baptist Church High School Choir visited YES on Monday , June 6th as part of their summer tour of cities, singing and sharing a message of hope to teens. The group's presentation included a 35-voice choir accompanied by electric piano singing songs with a message about choices, attitudes, right behavior, and hope [...]
YSI is grateful to the Girls on the Run Team at Richmond School, made up of second to fifth graders. The team was lead by Carrie Hunter, a teacher and small business owner in Philadelphia. As part of their community impact project, the team collected toiletries and other items and voted YSI to be [...]
In the Employee Spotlight we recognize a Youth Service, Inc. employee making an impact in the communities we serve. Jemetra Harvey-Gordon is on the Program Support Staff team at YSI's Crittenton Family Based Support Center program and has worked at YSI for 15 years. Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. [...]
14th Annual Tows for Tots Holiday Toy Drop Off for Kids in Need at Youth Service, Inc. About 70 tow truck drivers gathered in a procession to deliver Christmas gifts to the children served by Youth Service Inc. (YSI), this past weekend. This is the 14th year that “Tow 4 Tots” has collected and delivered holiday gifts for the children served by [...]
It is a Sunday morning at Youth Service, Inc.’s Youth Emergency Service (YES) teen shelter and Colin Pustilnik is walking around the lounge trying to get sleepy teenagers motivated for another Sunday Wellness Workout session, while his volunteer partner Chris Major sets up the workout area. Pustilnik, a sales leader at Tangoe, and Major, Corporate [...]
Photos courtesy of Philadelphia 76ers (Alex Subers)
YSI In The News: Sixers star Tyrese Maxey partnered with a Philly youth program to reward local students
Sixers star Tyrese Maxey partnered with a Philly youth program to reward local students Via the Philadelphia Inquirer: “Whenever you have the chance to try to give back and help people, I feel like you should,” Maxey said. “It’s just the right thing to do.” Read the full article here.
Executive Director of YSI Philly Gwendolyn Bailey joins Good Day Philadelphia to share how the non-profit is working to brighten the holiday season for disadvantaged kids and teens.