Board of Directors

Earlier this week, we announced the incorporation of Youth On A Mission, we wanted to give you fair warning that some changes are headed YOAM’s way – a lot of them sooner rather than later.  One of the first things you will notice is that the official YOAM governing body is now a board of …

An Announcement

I know I’ve shared this before, but today – on International Women’s Day – it felt oh so fitting to share it again.  See, around here at YOAM, we only exist because of the relentless persistence and vivid dreaming of women and all those who gathered around them to make YOAM what it is today. …

Stories from the Field: Adam and Chevy

The last thing we did in the Florida Keys was walk around the neighborhood known as The Avenues.   The last people I met there were Adam and Chevy.  I find their stories so interesting and connected, I decided to share them together on this last (for now) installment of Stories from the Field. When I …

Stories from the Field: Sam

When we got the opportunity to visit with Mr. Sam on the #yoamFL2018 trip, I was hesitant.  Some of the women from the other group pushed us to go help him, but there was paperwork to be done and permissions to be obtained – a lot of bureaucracy.  I knew his home would be untouched, …

Stories from the Field: Vernon

When Irma came, Vernon rode out the storm away from his home, a trailer with additions on a corner lot.  On the day our teams were asked to scour The Avenues for people who may need help, we met him cleaning up his yard, moving mostly tree branches. He said the yard looked so much …