What is YASP

PSS has been a leader in providing kinship caregiver services for over 20 years. In 2014, the Young Adult Success Program was created to help meet the changing needs of our young adults who are transitioning into the next phase of their lives. YASP is a comprehensive program for youth that are being raised by their grandparent or are responsible for caring for an ill or disabled family member.
YASP offers workshops designed to address the needs.of these youth.
 
Sample Workshop Topics
• Career guidance & job search  strategies
• Academic support: tutoring/homework help
• Temporary relief from caregiving responsibilities
• Academic incentives
• Information & referral to services
• Internships and Mentorships opportunities
 
In addition to our direct services to youth, we offer many ways in which non-profit organizations, schools, or social service agencies can benefit from a relationship with PSS. YASP can bridge the gap between the people who need your agency’s services and the growing number of volunteers available who are determined to make a difference. YASP provides FREE services to community partners who want to enhance their organizational capacity to service kinship and caregiving young adults. All of YASP’s programming is hands-on and team-based, where volunteers can engage in direct service with our young adults.