Founder & CEO
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 African-American youth & families 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.
Pride Youth Services, Inc. staff are passionate and committed to enhancing the lives of young people and their families by being responsive to their unique needs, focusing on goals that are important to them and keeping well informed on current issues and trends which influence the lives of young people. Our culturally competent staff can effectively engage and relate to the young people and their families who participate in our various programs. Our staff members are qualified professionals with experience in dealing with the challenges and obstacles our clients face.