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Centered on Youth (C.O.Y.)

Centered on Youth (COY) is an outreach service that focuses on youth from all walks of life. Our primary goal is to save lives.

  • Stage Concept Only
  • Industry Lifestyle
  • Location Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • Currency USD
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Company Summary

We are encouraging youth to put down guns and drugs and pick up books. We offer services such as tutoring, mentoring, and one-on-one support, as well as school supplies and clothing to young people in need. Through various employment opportunities, we can help young adults move from the streets to gainful employment. To accomplish this very important work we need project partners. Partner with us to save lives.


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    Brooke Wise
    Administrative Assistant

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    Reverend Charles Yates

    Rev Charles Yates, a man who loves God, family and community was born in the great state of Mississippi. He was moved to Minnesota in the mid 70's where he has remained living.

    He was brought up in a Christian home, however at an early age he was adopted by the streets of Minneapolis. He began dealing drugs, promoting a criminal life style and joined forces with a well-known street gang GD's. At the age of 30 Rev Yates made a significant chang

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    Jerome C. Copeland
    Vice Chairman/Co-Founder/Outreach Director

    Mr. Copeland was born in Gary, Indiana. At 6 months of age, he was placed in foster care for homeless children where he spent the next several years growing up in multiple homes. Later Mr. Copeland joined a local street gang, GD's, where he found the love he had never before experienced. Years passed and his ties to the gang grew stronger, making it to top ranks in membership. He later moved to Minneapolis and joined forces with his organization

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    Beverly Spence
    Program Coordinator/Secretary

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    Angie Taylor
    Legal Liaison

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    John Senar

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    Priscilla Walker

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    Reverend Jerry Moss
    Grant Writer

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    Minister Martin Rogers