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.


 Our Staff

You must be in the community to change the community. At Pride Youth Services, Inc., our staff is passionate, experienced and committed to improving the lives of young people and their families. Most importantly, we live where we work and know how to respond to the unique needs of the communities we serve. We understand our kids – we know what goals are important to them and we stay current on the latest trends influencing their lives. With 18+ years of experience, PYS’ qualified, culturally competent staff can effectively engage and relate to the youth and families in our programs in a way that no one else can.

 Take a look at our excellent staff below!