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Youth Services for Oklahoma County celebrates 40 years

Youth Services of Oklahoma will celebrate its 40th anniversary of helping children and families with a Where Were You in '72 party on Tuesday in Oklahoma City.
by Lillie-Beth Brinkman Published: November 13, 2012
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“I am so proud to be a part of an agency that changes lives right in our own community,” Youth Services CEO Debbie Forshee said in the release. “These kids are homeless. They don't have parents waking them up every day, getting them ready for school or making sure they put in study time. We do that for them, and because of that, the kids realize their own worth in a way they didn't before. It's an incredible thing to be a part of.”

In addition, Youth Services works with the state Office of Juvenile Affairs to oversee Juvenile Re-entry for Oklahoma County for youthful offenders re-entering the community after serving time in juvenile detention. It also serves as a Community Intervention Center for youthful offenders who commit nonviolent offenses in the county.

by Lillie-Beth Brinkman
Lillie-Beth Brinkman is a Content Marketing Manager for the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce. She was previously an assistant editor of The Oklahoman
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For more information, go to http://ysoc.org or call 235-7537.

These kids are homeless. They don't have parents waking them up every day, getting them ready for school or making sure they put in study time. We do that for them, and because of that, the kids realize their own worth in a way they didn't before. It's an incredible thing to be a part of.”

Debbie Forshee

Youth Services CEO

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