OUR FOCUS & COMMITMENT
"Raising the Standards with Purpose"
Since 1987, Youth Expressions Inc. has been committed to making a difference in the lives of youth and families in the state of Georgia and beyond. We provide youth an opportunity to reach their fullest potential through our wide range of programs and activities. We are committed to helping youth and families receive quality programs. In addition, we offer them the support they need in order to ensure they grow, learn, and thrive within their community. We have made quality our habit. It's not something that we just strive for, we live by this principle every day.
Motivate the participant to do well in school
Empower the participant with useful roles in the community
Improve their planning, decision- making skills, and ability to resist negative peer pressure
To make a lasting impact while actively engaging and creatively providing innovative programs for youth and families that will improve their lives and encourage them to achieve their greatest potential.
The Change Agents
Cassandra Finley is the Founder and Executive Director of Youth Expressions, Inc., a community collaborative, non-profit organization dedicated to serving at-risk youth and their families. She has over 40 years of experience and a wealth of knowledge in personal growth and leadership development. She provides programs for youth that will improve their lives and encourage them to achieve their greatest potential.
Cassandra strives for better outcomes for youth and works to ensure they have the resources they need to create a better life for themselves and future generations. Her goal is to create a supportive environment for youth to grow, develop leadership skills, and build confidence. She is committed to inspiring at-risk youth and their families to aim for excellence in all aspects of their lives and believes that providing resources with more structured activities will create a platform for them to break the cycle of poverty and help them to understand the importance of education for a brighter future.
Mary Kane, Program Leader. Mary is passionate about faith, personal development, and helping individuals unlock their full potential. With a background in personal development coaching and a deep understanding of the challenges many individuals face, she designed a transformational program that combines practical strategies, mindset shifts, values-based goals, and leadership principles. Her role is to provide youth with the tools and knowledge they need to overcome obstacles, build confidence, and lean into their best self to create a life they truly love.
“The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.”
– Mark Van Doren
Who are we?
Youth Expressions, Inc. is a community-based after school program that provides teen peer to peer mentoring, tutoring, cultural enrichment (drawings, music, step, dance and drama) and research-based prevention education services to youth of all ages.
Youth Expressions comes together in collaboration with other community agencies, in helping our youth to discover:
How to be resilient and confident.
How to approve of themselves and not long for approval and acceptance from others.
How to respond to situations instead of reacting from the way things are.
How to live with integrity so that their word is law.
Technology & Innovation
To make a lasting impact, we know that we must actively engage and include the communities we are seeking to help. We are continually learning and growing in how we show up as an authentic, ethical partner.
Finance & Investing
Utilizing and adapting technologies familiar to the developed world, we can provide mentors, parents, and students with products and services to improve learning and decision-making.
Partnering with Local Communities
By nurturing relationships with likeminded organizations and private individuals, we're able to unlock new sources of capital and scale up our work far beyond what traditional funding can do alone.