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Our mission is to caution teens and young adults against drinking and driving, encourage them to decide on a career path, and to motivate them to reach their full potential.

Bill's Story
My name is Bill Baldridge. I was injured in a drinking and driving accident on Oct. 19, 1996 and hospitalized for 22 months. Two of my friends lost their lives and I eventually lost both legs due to this event. This devastation and sorrow happened in the blink of an eye and was caused by one careless decision to be irresponsible when using alcohol.
I truly believe that sharing my story is my God given purpose. The power of communication has helped me to heal from the loss of my friends and former self. I recognize this an opportunity to help other victims by giving them an opportunity to share their stories and warn against being irresponsible when impaired.
The YAWI Way

The reaction of the young people when they are shown love and attention inspired the development of these empowerment programs. They are deisgned to change lives through encouragement and rewards.

Living Examples

R&R Program

Exceptional People

Connections

Blog Posts

Bill Will Run

Bill has been wheelchairless for about 7 months. Today he is announcing that he WILL RUN in 2018!!!! It will require allot of prayer, hard work, and determination but he will get it done because... more

Gilbert Jr. High
Powerful Presentation at Gilbert Jr. High

YAWI reached approx. 150 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students at Gilbert Jr. High in this awesome event. Bill partnered with Pastor Dre Bonny from Fresh Start Ministries and delivered a powerful... more

Lakeside High School Donation
Donation from Lakeside High School

Lakeside High School raised $369 in support of paying the YAWI message forward. This much needed donation will allow us to reach many students in the upcoming year. Thank you Principal Finley and... more

Events

Bill will share his testimony as well as a message about the power of knowing God's purpose for your life, forgiveness, and peace in Christ Jesus. 

Come out and enjoy the You Are Worth It Ministries event, YAWImania!!!  This family friendly event will be held at the Amphitheatre in Jena, La. on May 8th at 6pm. Food will be provided... more

Bringing the YAWI message to the students of Franklin Academy just in time for prom. 

YAWI Merch

All t-shirts are $30 with free ground shipping to the lower 48