Program Outline

The YWAP program takes a holistic Bible approach to addressing the needs of youth. It is designed to challenge the boys to change through Christian Training

  • Behavior Modification Program
  • Individual Counseling
  • Drug & Alcohol Counseling (if needed)
  • Addressing Self Esteem needs
  • Emphasizes schooling & education
  • Adult staff & volunteer role models
    who serve as mentors & coaches to the boys
  • Work Ethics


Our Vision

We are a non denominational Christian Ministry to troubled youth. We have been located on an 86 acre farm in Eastern Ohio since 1995.

We are a donation based Christian outreach. We do not receive any government funding for the work we do with the boys. This enables us to put Jesus first in all of our ministry.

We are able to take boys based on their need to come. There is no fee for the service we provide to their families.

We believe the Lord has provided a manual for raising children, the BIBLE. God’s word contains instruction on how to live our lives. It also provides a way to return to Him and His ways once we have strayed.


Our Statement of Faith

We believe the Bible is the inspired, authoritative Word of God. We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, in his virgin birth, in his sinless life, in his death on the cross, in his body resurrection, in his ascension to the right hand of the father, and in his personal return. We believe people receive forgiveness of sins and eternal life through a relationship with Jesus.


Mission Statement

To allow the love and salvation of Jesus Christ to be applied to young lives through the Y.W.A.P. program and its human facilitators. It is our desire to see the redemptive work of Christ help give direction, purpose and motivation to many willing boys to serve God, become productive men, and good husbands and fathers.




Program Graduate Testimony

I went to YWAP when I was 16, a pretty angry kid. My home life was abusive both physically and mentally. I grew up never knowing my biological father or multiple brothers and sisters. Not a recipe for a good start, so Bob and Kate did not have a cooperative kid on their hands. They are extremely patient, you live as a family member, you’re treated the same as they would treat their own kids. Which was crazy for someone who never experienced a loving home environment.
I have made alot of mistakes, but the life I had at YWAP was the best, most productive time in my life. I always had my life lessons learned while there and I have stayed out of trouble for 5 years or so which is an eternity for me. It’s thanks to the life I had at YWAP.