YES is in the News

Alison Grodzinski Media/News 2 Comments

Word is getting out about Youth Empowerment Solutions.  The press release and slideshow from the UM News Service has been picked up by numerous news outlets around the state and nationwide.  Here are some of the headlines:

Michigan Program Led to Lower Crime and Fewer Violent Incidents among Kids

ASPH Friday Letter – Jan 26, 2012

Program led to lower crime, fewer violent incidents among kids


University of Michigan Record -Jan 23, 2012

YES kids more likely to report nonviolent conflict avoidance and resolution

News-Medical.net – ‎Jan 19, 2012‎
The afterschool and summer program, called Youth Empowerment Solutions for Peaceful Communities (YES), is a University of Michigan School of Public Health case study that included seventh and eighth grade students at select schools in Flint, Mich.

Community Program Effective in Fighting Against Youth Violence

Medical Daily – ‎Jan 18, 2012‎
(Sean Gardner/ Reuters) Researchers at the University of Michigan School of Public Health said in a statement Wednesday that they conducted a study that evaluated the effects of the Youth Empowerment Solutions for Peaceful Communities program on

Program led to lower crime, fewer violent incidents among kids

PhysOrg.com – ‎Jan 18, 2012‎
The afterschool and summer program, called Youth Empowerment Solutions for Peaceful Communities (YES), is a University of Michigan School of Public Health case study that included seventh and eighth grade students at select schools in Flint, Mich.

Program led to lower crime, fewer violent incidents among kids

Science Codex – ‎Jan 18, 2012‎
The afterschool and summer program, called Youth Empowerment Solutions for Peaceful Communities (YES), is a University of Michigan School of Public Health case study that included seventh and eighth grade students at select schools in Flint, Mich.

Program led to lower crime, fewer violent incidents among kids

EurekAlert (press release) – ‎Jan 18, 2012‎
The afterschool and summer program, called Youth Empowerment Solutions for Peaceful Communities (YES), is a University of Michigan School of Public Health case study that included seventh and eighth grade students at select schools in Flint, Mich.

Program led to lower crime, fewer violent incidents among kids

HealthCanal.com – ‎Jan 17, 2012‎
The afterschool and summer program, called Youth Empowerment Solutions for Peaceful Communities (YES), is a University of Michigan School of Public Health case study that included seventh and eighth grade students at select schools in Flint, Mich.

Comments 2

  1. Youth Empowerment Solutions for after school and summer program is a great case study on 7th and 8th grade students at schools in Flint, Michigan. I think that schools need to build more ideas off of this program. For example, when I was in middle school, I was in an after school program at the Boys & Girls Club. I felt the program helped me stay out of trouble and connect with other people. On the other hand, the youth empowerment solutions develop plans to improve and beautification projects with positive outcomes within the youth community. This case study selected randomly especially low academic and poor students. The sample of students would clean up the park, homes, and community area in order to build individual levels. Even though the peck hours for youth is between 2:30-6pm, supervision needs to be closely monitor for our youth. They are our future for tomorrow.

  2. Hi David, thanks for your comment. We are actually currently partnering with the Boys & Girls Club for our YVPC Mentoring initiative, in an effort to reduce recidivism in delinquent youth. You make an important point about the need to monitor children during after school hours.