Youth Improvement Services is a nonprofit agency that uses a web-based service model to provide assistance to at-risk youth and other disadvantaged individuals in need of services to help them become employable and to live independently.
Become Employable & Live Independently
Our Core Values
Safety is always the first priority. Everyone deserves a safe place to live and work so they can thrive.
We strive to deliver excellent service to all customers.
Diversity, Inclusion & Acceptance
Everyone is included, respected and can be their most authentic self.
We fully embrace transparency and probity to ensure the confidence of our community.
We hold ourselves to high standards of accountability to ensure the needs of clients and stakeholders are met.
We learn and grow together.
Workforce Development Professional
Deroll is the Founder and Executive Director of Youth Improvement Services. He has over 15 years of experience working with youth in educational, residential and community settings. He earned a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of the West Indies. Deroll uses this combination of education, experience and skills to provide high-quality services to program participants and stakeholders.
Board of Directors
Tamara has been a legal administrative professional for over
10 years. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of the West Indies. She has volunteered extensively with organizations that support youth development and also worked in the federally-funded Job Corps program.
Technology & Operations Leader
Terry is a technology and operations leader with several years of experience in data analysis, financial assessments and reporting. He has also executed projects from concept to completion. Terry earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Technology Leadership from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He uses his talents to find solutions to improve the lives and future of our at-risk-youth.
TeAndra is a seasoned accounting and tax professional who previously worked with the Mississippi Department of Revenue as an Auditor and Accountant. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Jackson State University. Her extensive experience in accounting, internal controls, bookkeeping and auditing assists us to keep our organization fully compliant with laws, regulations and ordinances.
Education Management Professional
Othneal has been an educator for the over 15 years and is a director in the federally funded Job Corps Program. Mr. Wilson is a subject matter expert in youth development and program management. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Master of Education Degree from the University of the West Indies. He is strongly committed to empowering at-risk youth.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Andrew is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater and a Master of Science in Counselor Education (Clinical Mental Health Counseling) from William Carey University. Andrew is passionate about working with at-risk youth and has extensive experience working with historically excluded populations. He uses his knowledge, professional experience and community connections to help move the organization forward.