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About YPN 2017-11-15T14:28:55+00:00

Our History

YPN was founded in 1985 by community leaders who recognized that there was a lack of support for young families in Cedar Rapids. Since that time YPN has taken on a leadership role in East Central Iowa as the provider of ongoing comprehensive year round programs that meet the most critical needs of thousands of families within our community.

We are Support Focused

  • Supporting community young people– we provide the services that give children and youth the opportunity to succeed to their full potential.

  • Supporting healthy families– each family member and family unit receives access to services that support self-sufficiency and healthy living.

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Our History

YPN was founded in 1985 by community leaders who recognized that there was a lack of support for young families in Cedar Rapids. Since that time YPN has taken on a leadership role in East Central Iowa as the provider of ongoing comprehensive year round programs that meet the most critical needs of thousands of families within our community.

We are Support Focused

  • Supporting community young people– we provide the services that give children and youth the opportunity to succeed to their full potential.

  • Supporting healthy families– each family member and family unit receives access to services that support self-sufficiency and healthy living.

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“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”

Frederick Douglass, abolitionist and statesman. 1855

From a Donor

“I hope that this community understands the good they are doing through their generosity of giving to YPN”

From a YPN Mom

“YPN is a wonderful organization that has helped me and my two little ones since I first became pregnant.”

From our Board

“The parents of YPN inspire me. They have empowered themselves to be better parents for their child.”

From a Volunteer

“I get back more tenfold than what I give. I learn valuable lessons from the families I see each week.”

Your Family is Our Family

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Many parents aren’t prepared for the challenges of raising a family. Your support powers the programs that offer them hope.

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