Author: Connie Mills

Turning Points YVLifeSet helps Jamyra achieve her goals

Jamyra was on her way to becoming just another negative statistic — a former foster child who failed to become an independent adult. But, just when the young woman needed help most, Turning Points for Children partnered with Youth Villages to bring YVLifeSet to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Jamyra was 14 years old when she became pregnant with her first child. She dropped out of school in the ninth grade, had another child. Moved from foster care to shelters to her mother’s house. She was 20 and pregnant again when she became one of the first program participants helped by YVLifeSet...

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Guidestar: Youth Villages uses data to enhance programs

Youth Villages was featured in “Your Engine of Impact: Impact Evaluation,” on Guidestar: Blog. “Youth Villages is an organization that has benefited greatly from conducting external evaluation of its programs.” The article talks about the randomized clinical trial of the  YVLifeSet program. “After learning about early results, Youth Villages began using data to improve its programs.” Read the entire article here:...

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