Youth First selected as a Top 200 Finalists for the State Farm Neighborhood Assist® grant program

Youth First has been selected as one of the Top 200 Finalists for the State Farm Neighborhood Assist® grant program! This means we need your votes to secure $25,000 to launch Youth First social work services at Joshua Academy!


1. Go to Our cause is “Building Mental  Health for Minority Youth in Evansville, IN.” Create an account and cast your votes!

2. Through October 2nd, click once to vote up to 10 times per day per email address. There are only 9 more days to vote, so make them count!

3. Encourage your colleagues, friends, and family to vote every day to support Joshua Academy students and their families.

Thank you for your support!


You could win big!

Help Youth First by purchasing half pot tickets! Last year’s winner won approximately $7,500. We are on track for an even bigger pot this year and already up to almost $25,000! The drawing is next week – Sept. 30!

Our kids need extra support right now as they grow to be resilient and strong. Your ticket purchase supports Youth First’s extraordinary social work services and programs in schools and in our community.

For more information about purchasing tickets, go to and click on the pot of gold or come see us at Eastland Mall on Sat., Sept. 26 between 11 am-6 pm.