Youth Villages – Helping Children | Back to School

Patrick Hampton, Volunteer and Development Manager

Patrick Hampton, Volunteer and Development Manager with Youth Villages, who discusses the history, programs and impact of Youth Villages, along with the power of serving as a foster parent, mentor or volunteer. During the interview, Hampton highlights their back-to-school community outreach effort, known as Backpack Heroes, where you have a chance to help them offer their youth a head start going back to school with a new backpack and school supplies. 

Youth Villages provides help for children and young people across the United States who face a wide range of emotional, mental and behavioral problems. While we help children from birth to age 22, the majority are between the ages of 12 and 17. Children come to us because of emotional and behavioral disorders, physical or sexual abuse, substance abuse, or suicidal ideation or attempt. Most of the children and youth we serve have multiple problems, which may include developmental or learning disabilities, co-occurring medical issues (such as medically fragile), severe acting out behaviors or past challenges with other programs or facilities.

Backpack Hero – the new school year approaches, Youth Villages looks forward to ensuring that children we serve are prepared with the necessary tools vital for success. Help a child with the school supplies they need. 


We believe a stable family and strong support system can help any child succeed.

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