On January 1, 2017, Workshops for Youth and Families (WYF) officially dissolved their operations as a nonprofit organization and gifted their award winning program to notMYkid, a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring positive life choices, based in Scottsdale, AZ. This exciting time of transition will be focused on ensuring the rich history and integrity of our programs will live on under the collective direction of Dr. Frances Mills-Yerger (Founder of Workshops), notMYkid leadership and WYF Program Facilitators, Leadership Team, Volunteers and Peer Leaders.
The notMYkid Board of Directors and Executive Team are invested in the process to keep Workshops a viable and thriving program for many years to come. This is an exciting time to be involved!
To learn more about notMYkid, visit https://notmykid.org/about-us/
Dr. Frances Mills-Yerger
Founder of Workshops and Master Facilitator
Dr. Franny has been facilitating personal development workshops for adolescents, women and families for more than 39 years. She is the master facilitator and program director of Workshops for Youth and Families. At the core of the organization’s success is the volunteer peer leader program, which she developed over the years and for which she has received many accolades. Alumni from decades past still credit her and the program with changing their lives. Dr. Franny has a doctorate degree in marriage and family counseling and had her own private practice for more than 20 years. If it weren’t for her love and dedication to Workshop, its vision and the many families she has touched, she would be retired and fishing off the coast of Mexico at this very moment. Instead, she’s probably out buying pool noodles for the next workshop.
Facilitator and Peer Leader Coordinator
Hannah Brown holds a Bachelors of Science in psychology, graduating Summa Cum Laude, and has eight weeks of acute training in Conscious Discipline by Dr. Becky Baily. Hannah has over 14 years of experience with children, teens, and families. She served as the Director of the children’s department at her home church for four years, owned and operated a highly sought after daycare for 10 years, facilitated trainings on Conscious Discipline for adults in her community, and has been actively involved in volunteer work for many organizations involving youth and families. Hannah first became involved in Workshops for Youth & Families in 1998 as a participant and was so inspired by her own personal growth that she served as a volunteer peer leader for four years. Although she took some time away after getting married and starting a family, her passion for mentoring youth did not keep her away too long. She came back to the program as Leadership Team in 2013, and has been serving as Program Coordinator/Facilitator since January of 2017. When Hannah is not at Workshops you will likely find her having fun with her husband and their three children, and enjoying their menagerie of animals and plants.