YouthAlert! (YA!) U.S.A.

                                              A Nonprofit 501 (c) (3) Public Charity

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A Nonprofit 501 (c) (3) Organization and Public Charity

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Our Mission: "World Peace Through Youth Peace"


About Us

YouthAlert! (YA!) U.S.A is a group of volunteers of concerned and caring youth and adults from all parts of society whose purpose is help to bring about an annual ten percent reduction in child and youth violence, bullying, and abuse. All of YouthAlert! (YA!) U.S.A. initiatives are educational only and rooted in volunteerism.YouthAlert (YA!) U.S.A. initiatives are not political, financial, religious or judgmental.

YouthAlert! (YA!) U.S.A. and Win The War! Against Violence (WTWAV) are dba's of War Against Violence Corporation (WAVC), a Nonprofit Public Charity incorporated in the State of Kentucky on March, 14, 2008. Kentucky State ID # 0688025. DUNS # 969082895. Kentucky Secretary of State Organization Search

YouthAlert! (YA!) U.SA. is Tax Exempt under I.R.S. Code 501 (c) (3). Employee Identification Number (EIN)/Federal Tax Identification Number (FID) is 27-5333413. Effective date of exemption is March 14, 2008. I.R.S. Exempt Organization Check Pub. 78 Data Link


YouthAlert! (YA!) U.S.A hopes to aid in the instruction and training of individuals for the purpose of improving their lives and help fully develop their capabilities in the area of violence, bulling prevention and healthy lifestyles for children and youth.


YouthAlert! (YA!) U.S.A. also hopes to instruct the public at large on subjects useful to individuals and beneficial to their community.


There may be times when YouthAlert! (YA!) U.S.A. offers particular viewpoints. But it does not merely present a view point, it also intends to offer sufficiently full and fair exposition of pertinent facts to permit an individual or the public to form and independent opinion or conclusion.

YouthAlert! (YA!) U.S.A. intends conduct public discussion groups, forums, panels, lectures and other similar programs to meet these ends.


YouthAlert! (YA!) U.S.A. is a public charity serving the public interest not anyone's private interests. All private benefits are incidental ones. We do not allow more than an insubstantial accrual of private benefit to individual or organizations. And no part of YouthAlert! (YA!)'s net earnings inure to the benefit of any insider.

YouthAlert! (YA!) U.S.A. does not directly or indirectly participate in, or intervene in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) a candidate for public office.

 YouthAlert! (YA!) U.S.A. spending structure:

Administrative and Fundraising Costs per Dollar

Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance Recommendation for Charities $.35

USA Office of Personnel Management Recommendation for Charities $.25

YouthAlert! (YA!) U.S.A. $.10

YouthAlert! (YA!) U.S.A. has met the Better Business Bureau’s 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a BBB Charity Seal Holder since 2014.


YouthAlert! (YA!) U.S.A. is GuideStar Exchange Platinum Participant nationally. The Highest Level of Recognition Offered by GuideStar. GuideStar is the world's largest source of information on nonprofit organizations.

YouthAlert! (YA!) U.S.A. - Win The War! Against Violence is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSCO) in the United Nations. 2 Pages PDF

YouthAlert! (YA!) U.S.A. - Win The War! Against Violence is associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI). Accreditation with other UN entities: WHO, UNDCP, UNHRC, UNICEF, UNESCO.

YouthAlert! (YA!) U.S.A. - Win The War! Against Violence is participant in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Campaign for Violence Prevention (GCVP) and an attendee of its 8th Milestones meeting. The GCVP provides a platform for the dissemination and exchange of science-based knowledge about violence prevention, and the sharing of violence prevention policies, plans and experiences.

Governing Board Members

Douglas A. Wain

Douglas Safety Corporation, 2711 Barbados Lane, Lexington, KY, 40509-9508
Elisa Wain

Educator, Fayette County Public Schools, Lexington, KY , 2711 Barbados Lane, Lexington, KY 40509-9508

Diane Turner Minnifield

Fayette County Attorney's Office, 110 W. Vine Street Lexington, KY 40507

Rabbi Marc Aaron Kline J.D.

Monmouth Reform Temple, 332 Hance Ave, Tinton Falls, new Jersey, 07724

Advisory Board Members

Hatim Omar, MD

Professor, Pediatrics & Obstetrics/Gynecology, Division of Adolescent Medicine Chief , Children's Miracle Network Chair, UK Healthcare, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent Medicine and Young Parents Program, KY Clinic, Rm. J422, Lexington, KY 40536-0284

Stu Silberman

Executive Director, Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, Security Trust Building, 271 West Short Street, Suite 202, Lexington, KY 40507


Tom Shelton, PhD
Executive Director
Kentucky Association of School Superintendents

260 Democrat Drive
Frankfort KY 40601

(502) 783-2719 Office
(859) 351-6884 Mobile
Tom Shelton, PhD
Executive Director
Kentucky Association of School Superintendents

260 Democrat Drive
Frankfort KY 40601

(502) 783-2719 Office
(859) 351-6884 Mobile

Tom Shelton PhD.

Executive Director, Kentucky Association of School Superintendents, 260 Democrat Drive, Frankfort, Kentucky, 40601