Youth Development Initiatives

What We Do

YDI is a proven game changer for older youth ages 14-17 - especially those who are struggling in high school and with their general social/emotional development. We combine evidence-based life/career development programming and mentoring to prepare youth to graduate high school and transition into post-secondary education.
YDI helps our youth clients to meaningfully and measurably connect the classroom to the real world, to develop individualized education/career plans, and to build the skills necessary to compete for jobs in today's knowledge-based world.

Interesting Info

  • We specialize in serving OLDER youth, who are the most under-served target population in the Charlotte region.
  • Our wraparound model combines life skills training and mentoring to give our youth clients both the training and advocacy/accountability necessary to succeed.
  • We actually have a 4-year graduation cohort plan/model in which we have a 100% graduation rate working with the area's highest-risk student population.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Board of Directors
    Ongoing
    Repeats every 12 weeks, every Saturday, until Fri Jul 31 2015.

Upcoming Events

    Check back for upcoming events

Photos And Videos

image description
image description
image description
image description
image description
image description
image description
image description
image description
image description
image description
image description
image description
image description
image description
image description
image description