Dear You Yes You! Project Supporters, Friends, and Families,
A round of applause to all of us as 2021 ends. A challenging and revitalizing year, we made it. I want to thank all of you for the many ways you’ve supported You Yes You! Project year. Through individual donations, in-kind donations, volunteering, and partnering, you’ve helped elevate our presence in many ways. I am so grateful for your support.
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues for the second straight year, we’ve been unable to host father/child activities inside prison facilities and most of our fathers have not had any visits from family. To say this has been a difficult time would be an understatement. Yet, perseverance is the word that comes to mind when I think about 2021; not giving up.
You didn’t give up. Our fathers didn’t give up. Their children didn’t give up. Our community didn’t give up.
Do you know what happens when you don’t give up? You grow and You Yes You! Project grew.
We solidified our partnership with the Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC). We are no longer a volunteer organization within IDOC, we are now an official program.
We developed a curriculum, Foundations of Fatherhood. A 12-week course to empower and educate incarcerated fathers.
We provided bookbags, school supplies and winter coats for our families in need.