Year: 2018 Articles

Melissa’s message: “Never give up!”

Melissa’s message: “Never give up!”

Today, Melissa is in college, studying for a career in criminal justice, where she hopes to be able to help young people who’ve led troubled lives. “She’s the very definition of a successful young woman,” says Heather Thompson, who was her counselor at Youth Villages...

Tamara strives to be Miss America

Tamara strives to be Miss America

Meet Tamara Milford, a thriving student in her senior year at Middle Tennessee State University majoring in pre-law. Tamara is on the Mock Trial team, in Lambda Sigma National Honor Society, participates in YVLifeSet, is a YVScholar and is competing to qualify for the...

Reunited, and it feels so good

Reunited, and it feels so good

When Youth Villages counselors first met Jack at our Bartlett Campus, he was struggling with school and had been fighting with other students and staff. He also was experiencing difficulties due to trauma suffered in his formative years. As a child, he watched his...

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