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Deanna’s life turns around

Deanna’s life turns around

Deanna, 15, didn’t want to go to school. Finally, all the unexcused absences added up to truancy charges, and the probation office in Jasper, Indiana, assigned Youth Villages’ Intercept intensive in-home services program to help. Upon arrival for the first home...

Michael’s life changed

Michael’s life changed

Some kids collect Pokemon cards; Michael, age 14, collected mugshots.In his first mugshot, he was 9 years old. There are 11 others. Michael’s behavior worsened every year. He set houses on fire and destroyed a $500,000 basketball court at school. He started throwing...

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...

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