Turning Point Youth Leadership Program was officially launched in January 2014. However, prior to 2014 the Program Leaders worked two separate programs- the Lil' Sisters and Young Men of Standards. These programs started in 1999 and were precursors to today's Youth Leadership Program. They focused on instilling life skills and mentoring the children.
In 2014, YLP was birthed to bring the programs together under one Department and focus on leadership skills and personal development. Since then, feedback and involvement from the Community has been phenomenal. Enrollment in 2015's program is up by 125% and the retention between 2014-2015 is at 90%.
Parents absolutely love YLP as well and frequently comment as to how much fun their children have and how organized the Program is.
In 2015, YLP has begun exploring the possibility of satellite programs. YLP has worked with a local Boys & Girls Club and is currently pursuing establishing Summer clubs in local neighborhood complexes.
YLP is a function of the Turning Point Family Worship Center Youth Department, but nearly half of the participants do not attend TPFWC as a church home. This is very much a community program with a worldwide vision.
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