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Denise L. Cosom founder and visionary of Young Gents Society, Inc. conceived this vision while accompanying her son to Brooklyn Hospital and met a young man who was being demeaned by the people in the waiting area of the hospital. Unknowingly, this young man had just "aged out" of the Juvenile Justice System. Denise noticed the system neither adequately monitored his education, nor made it possible for him to develop effective and independent life skills. In 2004 while mentoring this young man she witnessed his daily struggles and began to understand the harsh realities of young men who are forced to make their own way through life with little to no support system.

She also became painfully aware of the significant gaps in service to support this disconnected population. Denise observed a disturbingly high percentage of male youth which harbor negative behavioral characteristics; and lack necessary life skills that serve as the foundation for a positive and independent lifestyle.

Thousands of youth are faced with similarly empty futures, without basic independant living skills. So, how could these young men obtain basic needs which so many people take for granted, such as food, clothing and shelter? Who do they run to? Where do they go? How do they survive when no one has helped prepare them for their future?
                   
ABOUT YGS :::
YGS VISION :::

YGS envisions our youth having a greater sense of accountability, honesty and integrity for their everyday lives thereby enhancing their maturity level so they could make more appropriate decisions in life.

YGS envisions our youth gaining and developing the skills necessary to live successful and independant lives to become contributing members of our society.


MISSION STATEMENT :::

Our mission is to foster a safe sructured and nurturing enviroment that will prepare male youth ages 16-21 to become self-respected, confident and independant positive thinking men who will ultimately become contributing members of society.



WHAT IS YGS ? :::
YGS was incorporated in 2004 a s a non-profit organization. YGS is an organization geared to empower our young men ages 16-21 to gain new perspectives about life that will allow then to become succesful in the future.
                   
AN ORGANIZATION THAT KEEPS IT 100.


"It is of the utmost inportance that YGS participants are trusted with compassion and respect "