"Empowering teens to plan for a healthy tomorrow by                                                      choosing healthy behaviors today"                                   

 Healthy now...Healthy choices...Healthy future

YW8, inc (Why Wait)

Why Wait? Because you're worth it! 

YW8 is a non-profit 501(3)c organization devoted to educating the teens of Carter County, Oklahoma.  YW8 educates teens on how to plan for the healthiest possible tomorrow by choosing the healthiest behaviors today.

YW8 inc. (pronounced “Why Wait”)  exists to empower teens to make the healthy choice of avoiding high risk behaviors such as teen sex, drugs, alcohol, gangs, and bullying.

YW8 provides holistic, skill-building curriculum that includes the following components of healthy relationships and goal-setting:

            poverty prevention                                  sexual risk avoidance

            relationship education                             goal setting             

            long-term and short-term                         critical thinking skills 

            personal power and responsibility            self/impulse control

            academic achievement                            conflict resolution

            boundary setting                                      strong decision making skills

            prevention of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and pregnancy



                                                    See our latest news here!

                                                Located at 909 W. Main
Ardmore, OK 73401
(580) 490 -9980