Youth Make a Difference


The Youth Make A Difference (YMAD) program offers unique youth services to schools, Scout Troops, and other civil organizations by request, for a suggested donation. YMAD focuses on young people between the ages of 8-24.  Written parental permission is required. Choose from:

• Art Intervention
• Personal Development
• Recycle-A-Bike: Introduction to Bicycle Repair
• Digital Film Lab: Still Photography as Visual Storytelling 

Step 1. 
Print and complete an application form.  Click here for the application form.
Step 2.  Print and complete a referral form, below, for your group’s specific interests.
Step 3.  Contact Michèle at to make an appointment to discuss your group’s needs.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT includes short courses in:  Assertiveness, Creative Problem Solving, Anger Management, Conflict Resolution, Goal Setting, and Career Counseling.  Groups are led by a Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-Intern, and/or Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Aggregate courses lead to a Certificate of Completion. Click here for the Personal Development Permission & Release Form.

RECYCLE-A-BIKE offers bicycle repair, environmental education, safe riding skills, and the opportunity to participate in Earn-A-Bike!  Participates will recycle a bike under the supervision of a Master Mechanic, and earn their own bike to keep.  Shop Location: 803 Rust Street, San Angelo, or, we can bring the RAB Workshop to your location, by arrangement. Click here for the Recycle-A-Bike Permission & Release Form, Contact Matt at
Watch the Recycle-A-Bike video:

DIGITAL FILM LAB offers workshops that move ideas and project development from script to screen, offering classes in visual storytelling, screenwriting, introduction to film making, and digital film production. Led by local filmmakers, guest directors, MFAs, and LPC Interns experienced with Story crafting, and fresh from working on professional production crews.  Click here for Digital Film Lab Permission & Release Form.

ART INTERVENTION provides groups with a creative outlet, a social experience, and an opportunity to reflect on inner life and relationships, in a relaxing, safe environment. Get messy! Laugh, work, play, and learn valuable interpersonal skills. Feel free to experiment and experience confidence. Learn the properties of mixed media, including: Paint, Clay, Collage, Sculpture, and Improvisational Storytelling. Or, take the Virtual Art Museum tour! Art Intervention groups are offered by local artists, working with LPCs and LPC Interns. Click here for the Art Intervention Permission & Release Form.