Who We Are

Wrapping Our Arms Around Education Through The Community

The mission of YEIA is to promote academic success, self-worth, and community involvement through programs, products, mentorship and events that inspire. Our programs result in improved community and family relationships, and increased educational and personal development.

YEIA provides an array of products and services to create a bridge for our students. By extending support to families and communities, we create pathways to success for our students. The results are healthy environments for students necessary to nurture tomorrow’s leaders.

At YEIA, we use a 365 degree approach. It’s something different in student mentoring. We combine community support, education, family mentoring, tutoring and community partnerships to facilitate meeting the basic necessities of life to cultivate students.


Mentoring students, families and communities to reprioritize education.

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Our tutoring programs assists our students and families with the help they need the most.

Make A Difference

An all-inclusive recruitment campaign to resource the top educational professionals.

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At YEIA U, learn requirements of any career path. We help from school to licensing.

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Community Support

Proving support to our communities equates to direct support for our students.

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Mobile Pantry

Promoting a sufficient and healthy lifestyle for our students and their communities.

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Casey's Closet

Combining new and gently used clothing to create wardrobes our recipients can be proud of.

Get Involved

Getting involved means making a positive change in the world. Be “in action” with YEIA.

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Student Awards

Meet Our 5 Star Diamonds

The YEIA Diamonds are our first line of protection to ensure the success of our children. They are our educators. From time to time, we will feature Diamonds that are making their mark on education.

Robyn Terry

Elementary Education

(Jacksonville State University, BSE; University of West Alabama, M.Ed)

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Khris Sanders, MSW

Special Education

(Tuskegee University; Clark Atlanta University, MSW)

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Angela Frazier

Student Support Specialist

(Jacksonville State University, BSE; University of West Alabama, M.Ed)

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Help YEIA Build A World Of Happiness

The building blocks of education start with the basic necessities of life. At YEIA, we start with food, shelter and clothing when considering the needs of our students. Join us to make a difference in the lives of our youth.

What Our Pillars Say

The many Diamonds of YEIA are supported by our strong Pillars. The Pillars of YEIA are comprised of prominent members of the community.

"In a world where everyone seems to ignore the needs of the student, YEIA magically wraps their arms around education through the community in a cocoon that supports the children."

Vivian H. Terry
Administrator / Educator / Businesswoman

"One of the best parts of being a Pillar is being a part of trustworthy relationship with the community.   As a Pillar, we are supporters, advocates and allies to education at its best."

Tijuana M. Lewis
Guidance Counselor

"My advice to other Pillars is to forget everything that you have learned prior to YEIA, have fun, learn from the youth, enjoy the experience and repeat indefinitely."

Calvin Leaks
Administrator / Educator