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Youth Development Initiatives

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Year Founded:
2005
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Darryl L. Bego
Main Address:
PO Box 480480
Charlotte, NC 28269
Physical Address:
200 E. Arrowhead Drive
#W2
Charlotte, NC 28213

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.

Interesting Info

We specialize in serving teenagers, who are the most under-served target population in the Charlotte region.
YDI's life skills and career guidance curriculum is interactive, project-based and connects the classroom to real world living experiences.
Students that spend at least one year in YDI measurably improve their grades, social-emotional maturity and graduate high school with career/ed plans.

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