Youth Resources of Southwestern Indiana is Nonprofit of the Month

Now through August 31, 2017

Eastland Mall is proud to recognize Youth Resources of Southwestern Indiana as the Nonprofit of the Month for the month of August.

Youth Resources began in 1987 when the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) and the Lilly Endowment began a Youth As Resources service learning grant program in Evansville, Fort Wayne and Indianapolis.  In 2005, this program was renamed Make a Difference Grants by Teen Advisory Council (founded in 1988) members. 

Youth Resources celebrated their 30th anniversary in 2017.  Happy Anniversary Youth Resources!!!

YR's Core Values

Volunteerism is the heart and soul of our organization. We appreciate the myriad contributions of our volunteers, and recognize the power of thank you and of giving back. We seek to promote and encourage service among our stakeholders. We recognize and value the positive accomplishments that volunteers can achieve by working together. We believe that volunteers are positively impacted by our programs as much as the youth and communities we serve.

Integrity forms the foundation of our organization. We demand the highest level of ethics. We grow our organization based on interactions that promote mutual trust and respect with our stakeholders and partners. We strive to ensure the highest level of organizational effectiveness by continually reviewing our programs and processes to improve quality and efficiency.

We strive to continually raise our programs and organization to new levels of excellence. We develop creative solutions to address challenges and to utilize opportunities. We believe that leadership skills can and should be continually improved and refined.

We value and embrace diversity. We seek out views that reflect all walks of life and reflect those views in our programs. We are sensitive to the special needs and diverse backgrounds of individuals. We give all individuals an equal opportunity to be heard and to benefit from our programs.

Community Partnership
We value community partnerships. We recognize the importance of working with community organizations to strengthen our supportive network. We value the input we receive from our community partners, and strive to work together cooperatively and constructively for the betterment of all.

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