Youth On The Move 

In the summer of 2016, Youth on the Move (YOTM) joined the Emmaus House family. YOTM was founded in 2003 by the Peoplestown Revitalization Corp. as a pilot project called “Out of School Time.” Later, with support from United Way, it grew into the program that it is today.

Youth On The Move, Globe with Earth logo,

Through enrichment, education, empowering experiences, and peer support, the Youth on the Move program strives to provide middle and high school students with opportunities that will prepare them for success as adults.

After school, three days per week, about 25 students gather in Ezzard Hall at Emmaus House. Caring staff check in with each student about their day and students receive homework assistance. Students participate in enrichment activities, they are encouraged to explore colleges and careers through workshops and presentations as well as engage in discussions and experiences that are motivating and empowering.

"This program gave me the confidence to be a positive role model in my community and it gives me the opportunity to share my thoughts and ideas with others."                  

- Isaiah Hammonds
Participant, Youth on the Move

Program Manger: Jardyn Lake |

Volunteer Opportunities 

Youth on the Move, an Emmaus House after-school program for youth in grades 6-12 seeks volunteers. We need homework tutors and career presenters. If you are interested in providing students with academic support and motivation or encouraging students to explore careers by talking with them about your profession, please contact Jardyn Lake at

Homework Tutor

Responsibilities: Assist students with daily homework assignments and projects. Provide constructive feedback and guidance.  

Qualifications: HS Diploma. Patience and high expectations of all students. Must be encouraging and a good listener.

Career Speakers 

Responsibilities: Talk with students about current profession. Talk should include required preparation as well as current responsibilities. Speaker should also be willing to address challenges they have overcome. Interactive, engaging formats are encouraged.

Qualifications: Currently (or recently) working in field. Must be encouraging and positive.