Kayla Phillips of Lawrenceville was selected for an internship
at Youth Villages, a private nonprofit organization dedicated to helping
children and families live successfully.
Youth Villages provides a wide variety of programs to help children who may have suffered abuse or neglect, or who may have emotional and behavioral issues.
Phillips is interning at Youth Villages’ Boys Center for Intensive Residential Treatment, just outside of Memphis, Tenn., helping boys in residential treatment learn more positive behavior patterns and deal with past trauma.
Phillips is a senior at Georgia State University. She is majoring in psychology and plans to become a counseling psychologist. She is a graduate of Collins Hill High School.
Headquartered in Memphis, Youth Villages this year will help more than 22,000 children and families in 11 states and Washington, D.C., through a wide array of programs, including intensive in-home services, residential treatment, foster care and adoption, transitional living services, mentoring and crisis services.
Youth Villages’ focus on strengthening families consistently
produces an 80 percent success rate of children living successfully at home or
in a home-like setting two years after completing a Youth Villages program.
Youth Villages has been recognized by Harvard Business School and U.S. News & World Report, and recently was identified by The White House as one of the nation’s most promising results-oriented nonprofit organizations. For more information about Youth Villages, visit www.youthvillages.org.