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~ Planting seeds of hope & watering purpose ~

Why we do what we do:

  • 45% of children in California live in low income homes

  •  57% of low income families are African American

  •  61% are Hispanic.

  • It is proven that youth from low income neighborhoods are 20 % more likely to end up in prison.

  • It is also proven that 61 percent of the incarcerated population are black or Latino.

Familiar with the school to prison pipeline?


At Youth With A Purpose we believe that intervention and early implementation of strong mental health services, academic support, and planting seeds of hope start AT HOME in our communities first, then in schools.

Youth With A Purpose provides youth programs and supportive services in response to the school to prison pipeline. Youth with access to resources, mentorship, & services are less likely to enter the school to prison pipeline and are more likely to become successful individuals in society.


What We Do

Hip Hop Class

Youth Community Programs

Women Holding Hands

Young Adult Supportive Services


Volunteer & Outreach

Community & fun!

The goal of our youth community programs is to provide unity and a safe environment for our youth to grow and explore their passions. Our programs focus on exploration by way of the arts. We love providing dance, theater, music, and other forms of art expression for our youth!

Making a Difference

Through our Supportive Services, we have the potential to make a real and positive change in the community. Support does not end at age 18 for former foster, homeless, or substance dependent youth. This is one of our key areas of focus here at Youth With A Purpose. We hope to partner with young adult transitional living programs or shelters.

Doing What’s Needed

If you would like to be a part of YWAP by:

  • Volunteering

  • Mentoring

  • Being an empowerment speaker

  • Proving workshops

  • Seeking employment

  • Partnering

     click the contact button below.

What We Do



Mommy Mentor Network

Mentorship, postpartum care packages, free maternity photoshoots & more for first time moms!

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Career Exploration and Life Skills Workshops.


SideBySide- Youth Mentorship

Youth & Young adult community based mentorship.

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Annual Christmas Toy Drive, AT&T wifi hotspots for K-12 students, self care packages, postpartum packages, etc.


Dancing, acting, singing, and performing & more!

Arts To The Stage

Community Events

Resource fairs, block parties, banquets & more! Bringing the commUNITY together.


“Every kid is one caring adult away from being a success story.”

-Josh Shipp


Contact Us:

(661) 478-4357

~ Goal is to serve communities across California ~

Follow Us on Instagram @YWAP_CA
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