Youth Villages stories

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Nov. 18, 2016) – Youth Villages, one of the largest providers of children’s behavioral health services in the country, has named Jenny Bush, president of Cummins Mid-South and Southern Plains, to its national board of directors.

Bush, a native of England who now lives in Germantown, Tenn., has held a series of leadership positions for Cummins around the world. She became involved with Youth Villages after taking the Mid-South position in 2014.

“In addition to personally volunteering her time, Jenny encouraged her employees to do so, and Cummins Mid-South now has a monthly outing to spend time with our youth,” said Patrick W. Lawler, chief executive officer. “She secured support from the Cummins Foundation for our Food With Class vocational program and has created an apprentice program for young people who age out of foster care and participate in our YVLifeSet program. Jenny is truly an example for others, and I am pleased to have her leadership on our national board of directors.”

Bush said Cummins has a long legacy of supporting organizations in the communities it serves and is delighted to further engage in helping Youth Villages move forward in its mission for children and families. Personally, I have a huge desire to try to help young people who are disadvantaged. Our employees have made meaningful connections with the children and young people being helped by Youth Villages, and I look forward to being a part of the leadership team for this important organization.”

Youth Villages has grown from helping 50 children a year on two Memphis residential campuses in 1986 to touching the lives of more than 22,000 children, families and young people in 12 states and the District of Columbia. It is largest provider of behavioral health services to children in Tennessee. For more information on Youth Villages, go to