Taquoya Porter, TP Youth Department
Shawn & Brittany Rounds, YLP Program Directors
Joe Maddix, Community Liaison
Rodney Younger, Secretary
Timothy & Tanya Harris, Pastors & Founders
Our Executive Board
Middle School Boys Goal Setting
Do you know where you want your life to be in 1 year? 5 years? 10 years? Let us help you get there.
YLP @ Indiana University Bloomington
College is a possibility for all these children if they work hard and persevere!
Upper Elementary YLP Girls
These young ladies created and built their vision boxes to reflect what makes them who they are and developing vision of where they would like to go in their lives.
YLP Inaugural Brunch
Our kick-off event each year is for parents and YLP participants as we set our vision for the year and have a wonderful time!
YLP 12 & Up Young Ladies
Check out their creative vision boards!
At our opening, the girls joined and hands and rallied showing support for one another and shouting, "YLP! YLP! YLP!"
YLP Young Men
They are attentive and paying attention to their future!
YLP 6-8 year old Young Ladies
What a silly picture! They are having fun posing with Ms. Black Indiana, Lorissa Turner.
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.