What We Do
YDI exists so that one day every disadvantaged adolescent youth will have access to quality after school programs that provide structure, skill-building and social-capital building opportunities year-round that result in upward economic mobility and successful life outcomes.
YDI gives hope to disadvantaged adolescent youth that they can make pathways out of poverty by engaging them after school in evidence-based mentoring and life skills training in which they develop an EDGE:
1) Establish individualized career plans,
2) Develop vital life skills,
3) Gain essential real-world employment and social capital-
building opportunities and
4) Explore college/post-secondary training options.