Ludley Howard, LCSW-C, LICSW, received his B.A Degree in Psychology from McDaniel College and Master of Social Work Degree from Smith College located in Northampton, MA. He is a licensed clinical social worker (in MD, DC & PA) with over 25 years of expertise and experience in working with children and adolescents in a variety of settings, including residential and community-based programs. Mr. Howard’s vision of creating effective, culturally competent services for this population led to the Founding of Pride Youth Services, Inc. in February 2001. Since that time, PYS Inc., has continued to grow and provide quality mental wellness services and youth development programming for youth and their families.