Youngstown Wilson Programs Of Promise







Collaborative Effort

The Student Achievement Program (SAP) is a collaborative effort between…

  • Programs of Promise at Wilson
  • Youngstown City Schools
  • Youth Intensive Services


The S.A.P. Program is supervised and monitored by a Master’s level Licensed Behavior Specialist with extensive BCBA training. Additionally, the team has regular consultation with a Licensed Psychologist.

The team includes the following:

  • Program Director
  • Licensed Professional Counselor and Behavior Specialist
  • Intervention Specialist Supervisor
  • Therapeutic Support Staff Assistants

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.

Program Eligibility

  • Must be a Program of Promise (P.O.P) student
  • Grades K-12

High Risk:

  • Mahoning County Children’s Services Board (MCCSB) involvement or placement.
  • Mahoning County Juvenile Court (MCJC) involvement
  • Poor academic performance
  • Chronic truancy
  • Frequent suspensions with an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP)


  • ABA treatment implementation
  • Life Space Crisis Intervention
  • In-School and Community Based Therapies
  • Hi-Fidelity Wraparound
  • Therapeutic Respite (community based)
  • Monthly Family Nights
  • Evidenced Base Groups
  • Student engagement during extended breaks
  • Sanctuary model
  • Social skills groups
  • Leadership groups (level 4 & 5)

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).

Goals & Benchmarks

School GoalsBenchmarks
Increase AttendanceBy 10-15%
Reduce Disciplinary Referrals/SuspensionsBy 10-15%
Improve Academic PerformanceAs established by IEP or team
Home/Community GoalsBenchmarks
Improve Communication Between Parents and SchoolWeekly collaboration and consultation with parents
Reduce MCCSB and MCJC Intervention NecessityCollaborate with agencies weekly to identify target populations
Reduce out of home placementsMonthly meetings with stakeholders (or as needed) to develop alternatives to placement
  • Promote behavioral change in the classroom
  • Increase academic performance
  • Enhance self-esteem
  • Foster and cultivate relationships
  • Build upon strengths
  • Promote effective problem solving
  • Integrate the family into the educational process
  • Improve coping strategies
  • Promote positive school experiences

Program of Promise (P.O.P.) at Wilson
2725 Gibson St. Youngstown, Ohio 44502
(330) 744-8002

~ In Collaboration with ~

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