Local organizations dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our youth.


Community Resources

Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana Counties are filled with organizations that are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our youth. This page is a glance of some of the resources in our community. Please follow the links listed next to the organizations to find out more on each program.

Flying High Inc.
Flying High Inc. is supporting the youth in the greater Youngstown area through providing job readiness, job training, job placement, leadership opportunities and employment services to participants in the program.

Inspiring Minds
Inspiring Minds is an organization based out of Trumbull County geared towards youth development through after school programs, athletics and community service. The program seeks to help youth make their dreams a reality.

Students Motivated by the Arts is a program sponsored by YSU that encourages students to use the artistic ability inside of them. Several programs and classes are held throughout the school year and summer targeting performing and fine arts.

Youngstown Athletic Police League
The Youngstown Athletic Police League headed by President Edward Colon seeks to promote community involvement with youth by engaging them in sports related activities such as baseball, basketball and kickball in an effort to improve grades and deter crime in the community.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Mahoning Valley
Second Harvest Food Bank of Mahoning Valley plays a huge role in providing food to families in need in the Valley. The BackPack Program was established to ensure that children have adequate meals over the weekend and vacation periods. As a result, children are more refreshed and ready to learn at the start of each new week.