Executive Director, YAPS, INC.
















Y.A.P.S., Inc offers qualitative, educational training programs for youth, ages 10-19, of all races, ethnic and economic backgrounds. The program is designed to foster a new culture of hope with enhanced entrepreneurial skills and a strengthened socio-economic educational foundation 

Y.A.P.S. is a non-profit community based organization founded in 2001.

Y.A.P.S was birthed after seeing a need in the community for a program that would nurture youth and young adults

Our program was designed to help young people pursue success, character, and their own identity in today’s culture.

Y.A.P.S. offers solutions on a 1-on-1 basis. Each youth is individually serviced until there is a success story.

Y.A.P.S. is a place where youth and young adults can receive additional resources to bring them one step closer to fulfilling their goals while having fun and expanding their possibilities of achievement. 

3451 W. 175th St., , Hazel Crest, IL 60429

708-922-1229  Fax 708-957-0833  |  lmwsf2001@gmail.com |www.lmwsf.org

Dr. Barbara Wilson, Founder and Executive Director of YAPS commented, “We hope to be a resource for youth who have fallen through the cracks and have been unable to secure their first steps to entering college. We ultimately want to give the youth options and the opportunity to get on track and fulfill their dreams. This is just the beginning for the the LMWSF Initiative. In the future, we hope to award scholarships that will afford students the opportunity to matriculate through an entire year of school, tuition free.”

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