Summit Academy

Collaborative Effort

The Youth Intensive Educational Program is a collaborative effort between…

  • Youth Intensive Services
  • Summit Academy


The Youth Intensive Educational Services are supervised and monitored by LPPC-S and the staff of the program includes the following:

  • Licensed Teacher holding a Master’s Degree in Special Education and Reading, who is also licensed as a Behavior Specialist
  • Program Director with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and is licensed as a Behavior Specialist
  • Two Behavioral Intervention Specialists within the classroom

The 12 Principles of Re-Education

This building wide behavioral health support is based on Nicholas Hobbs’ Re-Education philosophy and the 12 Principle of Re-Education.

This is a unique opportunity for children to participate in a positive behavior support model.

The use of these principles has been proven to encourage positive change.

  1. Life is to be lived now.
  2. Trust between child and adult is essential.
  3. Competence makes a difference.
  4. Time is an ally.
  5. Self-control can be taught.
  6. The cognitive competence of children and adolescents can be considerably enhanced.
  7. Feelings should be nurtured and shared.
  8. The group is very important to young people.
  9. Ceremony and ritual give order, stability, and confidence.
  10. The body is the armature of the self.
  11. Communities are important for children and students.
  12. In growing up, a child should know some joy in each day.


  • Promote behavioral change in the classroom
  • Increase academic performance
  • Enhance self-esteem
  • Foster and cultivate relationships
  • Build upon strengths
  • Reduce disciplinary problems
  • Integrate the family into the educational process
  • Improve coping strategies
  • Promote positive school experiences

Educational Highlights

  • Direct Instruction Reading Interventions
  • MyFoundationsLab for career readiness
  • Physical Education is provided three times a week
  • Service learning is provided twice a week
  • Monthly field trips to college campuses to promote exposure to higher education.
  • Traditional learning, as well as computer based instruction
  • Individual tutoring
  • Partnership with Eastern Cateway Community College’s (EGCC) to utilize their TRIO grand funds to enroll economically disadvantaged individuals free of charge

Youth Intensive Services (YIS) has been providing quality behavioral health services since 2009 in Trumbull and Mahoning Counties. The practice consists of Licensed Clinical Master’s level therapists and mental health workers.

YIS services Mahoning, Trumbull, and Columbiana counties.

YIS has multiple contracts and grants with educational institutions, industry, social service agencies, Medicaid, rehabilitation bureaus, youth detention centers, and state agencies.

Services include Hi-Fidelity Wraparound, Community Based Respite, Home Choice, Rehabilitative Services, Mental Health Services, AoD Services, Vocational, and Residential Services (AoD & MH).

Services and Groups


All of the students in the program will meet every morning and afternoon to touch base and discuss their goals for the day.

Social Skills Group

A social skills group will be conducted one time per week during the afternoon session. The topics will vary according to the group’s needs and level of functioning.

Individual Therapy

Each student will receive individual therapy at least once a week by a licensed counselor.

Token Economy

Students earn points for their positive behaviors and they can use the points to exchange for a fun reward. Buying will occur one time per week.

Family Night

Family Night is held one time per month to engage the students and their family/ Caseworkers in understanding and supporting their child’s success within the Youth Intensive Educational Services Program. Each Family Night will focus on a specific area within the Circle of Courage and will be based on Hobb’s principles of Re-Education.

Recognition Ceremony

Ceremony and ritual give order, stability, and confidence to children and adolescents. This activity will occur one time per month (at Family Night) to celebrate the student’s success.

Crisis Intervention

The mental health team will be available for a crisis, as needed.

Monitoring of Behaviors

Each student participating in the Youth Intensive Educational Services Program will be monitored throughout the school day.

Youth Intensive Educational Services

In cooperation with

Summit Academy

Youth Intensive Services
238 S. Meridian Road
Youngstown, OH 44509
(330) 318-3436