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About Us

Youth First, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization based in Evansville, Indiana, and primarily serves the Southwest Indiana region.  Youth First follows the best practices recommended by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and other experts in the field of prevention.  The agency provides programs with proven outcomes, regularly evaluating results and making improvements as needed.  Many of Youth First's programs are listed on the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices operated by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  Youth First is governed by a Board of Directors and funded by charitable donations, grants, and fees for services.

Our Mission:

Youth First's mission is to strengthen youth and families through evidence-based programs that prevent substance abuse, promote healthy behaviors, and maximize student success.

 

Read more about Youth First in our brochure.  Click here for page 1Click here for page 2.

 

Our Model:

  1. A team of well-trained and supervised professionals, primarily Master's level social workers (MSWs) placed in schools.
  2. A menu of high quality, evidence-based programs targeting youth, parents/caregivers, and the community.
  3. Ongoing evaluations that measure results and guide improvements.
  4. Strong partnerships with schools, churches, and other community agencies.
  5. Passionate and committed community volunteers who serve as leaders, advocates, and fundraisers.

Our Vision:

Supportive communities fostering healthy, safe and successful youth and families.

Our Values:

  1. Passion:   Enthusiastic and determined support for helping youth and families succeed.
  2. Compassion:   A deep and sincere concern for the suffering of others and a strong desire to help them overcome life's challenges.
  3. Empowerment:   The ability to strengthen the motivation and skills of others to develop and accomplish goals.
  4. Integrity:   A steadfast commitment to high professional and moral standards.
  5. Stewardship:   The trustworthy care of our resources, especially the gifts, talents, and treasure provided by donors, partners, volunteers, and staff.
  6. Accountability:  An adherence to evidence-based practices, strong oversight, well-documented results, and continuous quality improvement.
  7. Strategic Thinking:  Careful and focused planning and decision-making to achieve lasting results.

 

Youth First’s mission is to strengthen youth and families through evidence-based programs that prevent substance abuse, promote healthy behaviors, and maximize student success.

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Wok N Roll Supports Youth First

Wok n Roll’s owner Jane Tang supports Youth First by donating 20% of her sales on the first Saturday of each month.

311 South Green River Road,
Evansville, 812-479-3118

Cold Stone Creamery and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Support Youth First

Coldstone Creamery and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory support Youth First by donating 20% of their sales on the first Monday of each month.
Visit their locations at
6402 E. Lloyd Expressway,
Evansville 812-437-2653 and
5435 Pearl Drive,
Evansville 812-461-0100

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