We Trust Youth with the Truth

A 501 (c) 3 Nonprofit Organization.

Life Education for Adolescents and Young Adults
We train students, parents, and educators

Vision - YoungAndWiser, Inc. envisions a world in which empowered young adults and adolescents are able to make positive and healthy lifestyle choices with increased awareness and understanding of the developmental challenges they face physically, socially, and emotionally.

Mission - We provide developmental education programs and services and collaborate with educational and other institutions serving adolescents and young adults.          WUTC Interview with Founder.

Think of us as "Wisdom Accelerators" for adolescents and young adults. Please explore this site and learn more about how we help students. If you are interested in getting involved please apply to join our team and/or make a donation.  (You can have your name listed on donor's page if you wish). See our list of donors   

Hot Spots of the month:

What a great example of teamwork!

Busy Brains

Special Hotspot
"They thought they were invited to hang out with friends. They didn't know they were going to attend their own funeral."
(Special note: This is subtitled in Dutch and French but you will understand anyway.)




  • College Readiness
  • Alcohol & Drug Abuse
  • Hazing
  • Sexual Misconduct
  • SocialSkills/Communication
    for Today's Youth
  • Bullying
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • College Finances
  • College Success
  • Wellness
  • Eating Disorders
  • Non-violence Education
  • Civic Responsibility
  • Overcoming Disabilities
  • Spirituality
  • Business Ethics
  • Youth Business Start-ups
Note: Some are available as web conferences.

Our No.1 Focus this year:
Stop Sexual Assault

Some developmental theorists have claimed that young people achieve a coherent identity and later they master intimacy. In reality, college students are pushed to do those tasks simultaneously.

With an uncertain identity, social and sexual behavior is unsteady and de-personalized. (Although it may seem like it’s happening to someone else, they will have to live with possible life-altering consequences). Students need to understand the developmental pressures they are experiencing to minimize the effects of auto-piloting their way into trouble. Our developmental model gives them these needed tools to understand what's happening to them and enables them to develop a safe flight plan.


The Gratitude Exercise  Watch this! 


                            Photo by: Jillian and Molly at Jekyll Island Conference


Profile of a YoungAndWiser, Inc. Intern

Meet Bradley Wilson

(Update - 6/1/2014 Bradley graduated college and has been appointed to the Board of Directors due to his extraordinary contribution) 

This intern is self-directed! He hit the ground running with ideas to grow the organization. Bradly is a Nonprofit Management major at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He assists with program development, the financial health of YAW, and he is developing into an excellent speaker/trainer. He is also enhancing YAW's use of social media.

Bradly's personal story is compelling and serves as a guiding light for youth who are struggling to find a meaningful identity. When a football injury ended his athletic career he was lost, but eventually found meaning and a new identity in helping other young people. Bradley shows how interns and volunteers are the heart of YoungAndWiser, Inc. 

Bradley Wilson


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