YES interacts with hundreds of youth each year, and each one has a unique story. As you read these stories, we hope you'll get a sense of not only the challenges our youth face, but of the strength and determination our youth display as they work to turn their lives around. Check back often for new stories.
Pregnant and abused
From homeless youth to YES employee
Living in a hotel
Running away from gang activity
From homeless youth to Professional Mixed Martial Arts announcer
Sexual abuse and drug use
High school student living out of her car
In the News
- yesomaha on 03/11/2014
If a youth has ever been in a dangerous situation, they need to know about Safe Place. If a teen is the victim of assault or violence, they need to know about Safe Place. If any young person is ever afraid to return home, they need to know about Safe Place. What is Safe Place? […]
- yesomaha on 02/19/2014
Picture and poem by a current YES youth.
- yesomaha on 02/12/2014
Lonnie’s life has had many different paths, and for a long time it didn’t have a clear direction. At the age of 7, Lonnie was adopted. He had parents, siblings, and a place to call home. But all of that quickly changed after he turned 18. It was at that time his parents decided that […]
- yesomaha on 01/22/2014