Our Staff

One of Youth In Need’s greatest strengths is its staff! There isn’t a more committed, compassionate and caring group of people who truly live an organization’s mission. Whether it’s front-line service staff working with children, youth and families daily, or administrative staff supporting that important work, everyone at Youth In Need is working together with a common goal in mind: To build on the strengths of children, youth and families so they find safety, hope and success in life.

Youth In Need is extremely lucky to have long-tenured staff. It seems that when people join the Youth In Need family, they stay. So, we started thinking about what makes our stellar staff stay at Youth In Need. Why do they work here?

What better way to find out than to ask them. Staff have been sharing their stories and "selfies" with us. Take a look, and learn a little bit more about the heart of Youth In Need.


Why I Work at Youth In Need


Vicki McCain, St. Charles County Director, Head Start West

“I have been with Youth In Need for seven and a half years. I started out as a Teacher at the Kingshighway Head Start location. I started working two months before my wedding. Little did I know that my life was forever changing. I realized that I was working for an amazing company that truly cared for children and staff. I realized that real people still existed that had a true passion for others and motivated all parents to achieve at high levels, no matter their past experiences in life. As I went through my journey at Youth In Need, I realized that I was also able to share my life-changing, fun, emotional and sad events with people that cared about me and my well being. I really enjoy the challenges, but the most rewarding experiences are the parents that come and visit us with nothing but praise and gratitude for the services we provided their entire family. It's moments like this that makes me feel good knowing I made a difference in the lives of people.”