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Tom Yankello, President
Tina Yankello, Vice-President
Andy Priest, Board Member
Bruce Wilson, Board Member





529 8th Street

Ambridge, PA 15003

About Stay Off the Streets, Inc. (SOS)

Tom Yankello's Gym rescues forgotten children from the dangers of the streets, troubled homes, and negative role models. Covid-19 has really impacted our programming the past two years as it has prohibited us from hosting many of our annual fundraising events which has been our main source of revenue.  This has caused a lot of financial distress to the amount of services we are able to provide.  We aware the times are challenging for all.


For many of the at-risk youth in Beaver County, those ages 7-18 have a bright opportunity to shift their paths, and avoid the pitfalls found on the streets. For over 25 years, Tom Yankello, founder of Stay Off the Streets, Inc. (SOS), a 501c3, has been providing a guiding light to young people in need, through youth programming and mentorship. Through his efforts, numerous youth have gained valuable life experiences, and achieved goals they may have previously been told they could not achieve. Through available programming and mentorship, SOS strives to:

      -    Help prevent the rise in youth crimes and community deterioration

      -    Help underprivileged youth to build relationships with others in the community

      -    Give youngsters a safe place to occupy their time in a positive way

      -    Provide youth with a place to study their academics

      -    Teach youngsters a healthy life-style through fitness and nutrition

      -    Provide career counseling and job training opportunities


SOS depends upon volunteers, community members, and businesses to support the programming necessary to provide our youth a strong chance at a bright future. Your support means infrastructure, a fully equipped gym, academic assistance, opportunities for work experience, housing, general life skills, and classes offered at the gym, in addition to other needs demonstrated by those enrolled. Youth participating in the SOS program do so completely free of charge and 100% of all funds raised go back to the youth. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration, and we sincerely hope that you will consider supporting the youth of our community and their futures by writing a check to “Stay Off the Streets, Inc.”

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