Danny’s Place Youth Services (DPYS) empowers youth through life and leadership skills. Empower means to give power or authority to; authorize; to give ability to; enable; permit. When a young person is empowered, they will feel better about themselves and will feel more successful in life.
Our youth need to have opportunities to feel empowered. This does not mean giving our youth projects and tasks and sending them off to complete them on their own. This is a sure way to set them up for failure. Empowering youth means that an adult will be there right by their side whether you are physically by their side or giving them guidance to get them to the next step. It also means that the adult will value what the youth has to offer. It means working side by side to create something special.