charitable giving 

Join an Award-Winning Youth Development Program

Sean Hankins, MSW

Project Consultant 

Meet Our 2016-2017 Team

YATA would not be possible without the support of MSU Psychology Department faculty and Staff and 30th Judicial Circuit Court - Family Division 

Our mission is to reduce truancy and improve academic achievement among delinquent populations through strength-based interventions 

Marva V. Goodson, MS


"Improving the Lives of Court-Involved Youth Through Strength-based Interventions "

​Youth Advancement Through Athletics

Pictured left to right: Scott Leroy (Ingham County Juvenile Programs Director), Jayme Danzig (YATA Founder/Director), Maureen Winslow (Ingham County Deputy Court Administrator), Marva Goodson (YATA Founder/Director), and Sean Hankins (YATA Consultant/Adolescent Diversion Project Director)

Michael Prisbe 

Assistant Director 


Building Events

Our Mission

Are you interested in becoming a YATA mentor during the 2017-2018 term? Click below to learn more!!!!

Youth Advancement Through Athletics was founded in 2011. Since its inception, the project has designed more than 75 targeted, strength-based interventions and trained a corresponding number of Michigan State University undergraduate student/mentors pursing careers in a variety of social service professions

Kayla Hoskins 

Assistant Director 



Dr. William Davidson, Ph.d

Faculty Support 

Jayme Danzig, MSW



Youth Advancement Through Investment is a non-profit organization which facilitates the operations of YATA. We need YOU!