About Us:

As an exemplary award winning prevention agency providing youth based prevention and re-entry services, the philosophy of the Youngstown Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Program (YUMADAOP) is that violence, tobacco, and other drug prevention, treatment, and re-entry interventions must be culturally and gender appropriate if the needs of the inner city communities are truly going to be addressed.

Our Goals:

  • To reduce incidences of interpersonal violence among youth.
  • To decrease the number of youth who use ATOD
  • To prevent youth from becoming teen parents
  • To reduce the recidivism rates of returning citizens

Agency Services:

  • NREPP Second Step violence prevention curriculum
  • NREPP Botvin’s LifeSkills Training substance use prevention curriculum
  • NREPP Creating Lasting Family Connections prevention curricula series
  • Youth Led Prevention groups for youth
  • Summer Day Camp mentoring institute
  • Circle For Recovery Re-entry programs for currently and previously incarcerated adults
  • Community service and recreational alternatives
  • Prevention program development consulting services
  • Dissemination of ATOD literature
  • Community Coalition environmental prevention services

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Agency Awards:

YUMADAOP is a two time recipient of the Ohio Exemplary Prevention Program Award from the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services (ODADAS) in recognition of the quality of prevention services provided to community members, and has received the prestigious honorable mention NIATx/SAAS iAward for innovation in behavioral health services.

These awards reflect our commitment to workforce development and maintaining highly capable and qualified staff.

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  • Taft Elementary School
  • Williamson Elementary School
  • Southside Academy
  • Paul C Bunn Elementary School
  • Mahoning County Juvenile Court
  • Flying High
  • Martin Luther King Elementary School
  • See The Future Youth Led Prevention Council
  • Youngstown City School District
  • Mahoning County Mental Health & Recovery Board

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  • Carlton Ingram began his career in 2004 as an Assistant Director for the Democratic National Committee’s Grassroots Campaigns fundraising office in Philadelphia, PA. In January 2005, Carlton joined Aetna as an Underwriting Analyst on the Mid-Atlantic New Business team working on Key Accounts in Middle Market. (more…)

    Carlton L. Ingram
  • Aieshya was a member of our after-school programs, Leaders Club and C.I.A. (Changing Into An Adult).  She stated the following concerning her positive experiences at YUMADAOP:

    “The impact YUMADAOP had on my life from an adolescent to an adult has been significant.  YUMADAOP reinforced the life lessons instilled in me by my family. (more…)

    Aieshya Dixon
  • As a young girl growing up on the upper south side of Youngstown Ohio, there were very few opportunities for me to experience the world outside of these small town walls. I came from a single parent household where my mother did everything she could to provide myself and my two siblings with the necessities of life. (more…)

    Khalilah V. Metze MSgt, USAF

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CONGRATULATIONS to Gerricka Willis. East High School Class of 2017. Gerricka graduated 1st in her class. Gerricka worked at YUMADAOP, the summer of 2016. She told me that was her goal and she accomplished it. She was a member of the National Honor Society, participated in the Cinderela Ball, was accepted to Youngstown State University where she will be majoring in Forensic Science. She was an exceptional employee, she aquired new skills, great personality, really positive. We are very proud of this young lady. Much success in your future educational and life endeavors. ... See MoreSee Less

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YUMADAOP, supports The King and Princess Dance at Taft Elementary School. We hope the turn out will be fantastic. We appreciate Tanis ha McMullen, hard work and dedication. ... See MoreSee Less

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Blessed Assurance Day Care, donated a food basket for Thanksgiving. This food basket included all the trimmings, turkey and ribs. So a great heartfelt thank you to Mrs. Willina Newberry. ... See MoreSee Less

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The YUMADAOP STATE CONFERENCE "TUTAJENGA" (We will build) will be held September 28, 2016 to September 30, 2016, at the Westin Hotel in downtown. Cleveland, Ohio. ... See MoreSee Less

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