• Young People Matter (YPM) Young People Matter (YPM)


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Mission Statement

To develop, implement, and provide programs that have a positive impact on youth ages 10-24 years old and their families who live in the greater metropolitan Atlanta area. NUESTRA MISIN Para desarrollar, poner, y proporcionar los programas en ejecucin que tienen un impacto positivo en edades de la juventud 10-24 aos y sus familias que vivan en la mayor rea metropolitana de Atlanta.


In April 2007, we began recruiting volunteers to help sexually exploited girls in the 6th and 7th grade who were being forced into prostitution in the Pittsburgh community of Atlanta. That same year, an 12-year old named the organization during a formation meeting with "adults" in a Stone Mountain living room, when she walked by and asked, "Can I participate, don't young people matter?" That young lady shares the title of our longest employee, along with our Founder.

Since that time, we have dedicated ourselves to helping young people and families in crisis situations throughout the Greater Atlanta area.

From 2011 to 2014, we operated the first emergency youth shelter, in DeKalb County, GA. which served homeless, runaway, abused, neglected and abandoned young people statewide, who have lost hope in their futures. YPM was the only youth shelter with open access serving girls in Metro Atlanta.

YPM is an organization that is results and outcome driven. We transform our supporters into evangelists, treat other organizations as partners--not competitors, and respect the ideas and values of the young people we serve. We believe by doing so, we will have the leverage to transform society and convert the dreams, hopes and aspirations of young people into reality.

You are a part of our journey ...Welcome Aboard.



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