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At People In Mind, we believe that youth are the very essence of the future. Who they are tomorrow is essentially the outcome of how they are raised and nurtured today. As one of the leading Youth Organization's in the Hudson Valley area, we go above and beyond to provide young people an empowering environment where they can fully embrace their identity and gain all the skills they need to be leaders today and tomorrow.


People In Mind's goal is to shape the way youth live their lives and provide mentorship, skill/career development, health & wellness development and life skills that will help them grow into successful members of their communities.


Curious to find out more about us and how you can get involved? Browse our website and get in touch with us today.


Placing Youth on the Path to Success

At People In Mind, we are firm believers in the ability of our youth to succeed. Our programming and activities are designed with tools to assist in reaching their full potential. We know the importance of modeling behavior we expect youth to learn and emulate. At People In Mind, we respect the fact that all youth are different, and in order to support today's youth, we have to take a targeted approach to supporting them based on their individual needs.  See how we’re involved in making a difference in our children’s lives.

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Nurturing and supporting our community’s youth since 2000. People In Mind's programs are designed with their best interests in mind. People In Mind provides our youth with the skills they need to thrive in society, such as professional development workshops, tailored mentoring, and various other programs that are available to all participants. Browse through our services to see the extent of what we offer.

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At People In Mind, we strive to empower youth through our reality pedagogy youth-focused programs. Our educational workshops are designed to provide a full circle of support to foster physical, mental and emotional growth. We are happy to be the driving force behind the development of our children, and hope to continue making a difference in their lives.

Since 2000, we have contributed to the development of youth in Florida, Texas and New York through our wide-ranging
of programs. Participants finish our professionally structured program in a better place than when they started because we focus on providing a well-planned program. At People In Mind, we know how important the facilitator is to any program, so we have partnered with mentors to ensure the highest quality program and instruction.


One key component of our programming begin with youth being heard. At People In Mind, we LISTEN to the youth and support with tools that continue to build trust and a positive working relationship. We create an environment where the young person feels comfortable speaking while not feeling judged. 

We look forward to supporting youth in your community and school. Contact us today!

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The health and wellness initiative is very important to People In Mind. We know that healthy eating increases mental acuity and self-control. We focus on the youths mental, physical and emotional awareness. When youth learn how to live in a health and wellness space, they do better in school, gain confidence, and improve daily relationships. This initiative's curriculum includes what healthy living means; how to live a healthy lifestyle; development a plan of action to implement their wellness changes; and tips to enjoy the journey.



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This resolution from the New York Senate captures my passion for my Community. Health and Wellness is important for people of all ages. It's paramount that we educate the youth during their early years to help them thrive as they grow into adults.


It's important to hear from people that have witnessed People In Mind's programming in person! Please take a look!

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The 3 M's.

Model behavior we expect our youth to live by...

Mentor youth to become confident and responsible members of their community...

Monitor youth development to assess tools and strategies being used are working and adjust where needed.

While working at summer camps and community centers in my early twenties, and building the trust of all the youth from many different backgrounds, I knew then that I could make long-lasting positive impressions on their lives. Spending over 15 years in leadership positions at  universities, community colleges, Job Corps, government, human services, my own life experiences have allowed me to help influence youth to take on the challenge  of improving their life skills. Today, I like to focus on the youth that are the most difficult to influence and  resistent change!

Darrin Raynor, MBA

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To my People in Mind friends and family, please drop a line or two on your program experience by completing the form below.

Would you recommend us to your friends?

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