In 1969 a small group of local citizens, under the leadership of Carol Schmidt, sponsored the legislation that created the Worcester Juvenile Court. A year later, this tireless group incorporated Youth Opportunities Upheld, Inc. (Y.O.U., Inc.) as an arm of this court. “Intensive Juvenile Probation” was the first program offered by Y.O.U., Inc. With a budget of approximately $40,000 and a staff of three, including our founding CEO, Maurice “Moe” Boisvert, this program successfully redirected many of the 24 youthful offenders it served that year into contributing members of our community.

Every year since, YOU, Inc. has grown in direct response to the continuously changing needs of our community. From “deinstitutionalization” and “privatization” movements, to changes in local, state, and national trends, to ever-changing needs of children and families, YOU, Inc. has created a record of well-managed, quality programs with very high success rates.


Today, YOU, Inc. is one of the leading behavioral health and education agencies in Massachusetts. We offer many different services across Central MA. Whether the program or service is therapeutic, clinical educational, or vocationalall of them stem from our mission to provide youth and families with bright and healthy futures.

This past year, we proudly served more than 15,000 youth and family members, many of whom did not know where else to turn. Currently, we have a budget of approximately $40 million and a staff of more than 650 employees. With new leadership and years of experience, we are well-positioned to continue to expand our services and to adapt to future challenges and opportunities.

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