turning it around

She was in grade 9, and going downhill fast. Constantly running away, severely depressed, experimenting with drugs and had alienated herself from students at the school. Her mom walked up to me with tears in her eyes. She couldn’t believe the change in her daughter over the summer, since finishing RY. Her daughter wasn’t running off; she was sitting with her parents to negotiate and talk about things; she was doing family activities; and ultimately ended up doing very well on her exams. She gives 100% of the credit to RY.


RY Facilitator, Toronto, ONT

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Reconnecting Youth Inc. is dedicated to researching, developing, testing and disseminating prevention programs for youth at risk and to training those who use our programs to implement them with fidelity. Our award-winning programs have been recognized for over a decade as models for evidence-based prevention and are included on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP).

Our company has received generous support to develop and test our programs and the effectiveness of our training from the National Institutes of Mental Health, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute of Nursing Research, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the US Department of Education.

We are confident that together we can make significant gains in assisting youth to succeed in school and in life.