What We Do
“YDI exists so that every at-risk teenager can graduate high school with a career pathway, a post-secondary education plan and the social-emotional maturity that results in greater self-confidence, upward economic mobility and a successful life.”
YDI gives hope to disadvantaged teenagers that they can make pathways out of poverty by engaging them after school in individualized and interactive life skills training, project-based career advisement and evidence-based mentoring in which they develop an EDGE:
1) Establish individualized career/post-secondary education plans,
2) Develop vital life and literacy skills,
3) Gain essential real-world employment and social capital-building opportunities and
4) Explore college/post-secondary training options.