Development Center (YDC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
with a mission to inspire, equip, and guide urban youth to
LIVE! From our facility in the northeast sector of
Houston, the program serves children from the Greater Fifth
Ward. Currently, YDC operates an after-school academic
remediation program that addresses literacy and math development for
inner city students in grades 1 - 6.
YDC meets Monday through Thursday of the academic year and our program is free of charge to our students. YDC is licensed as an after school program through the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.
The YDC after school program features:
Bus transportation from selected campuses
Staff of certified teachers and trained classroom assistants
Leadership and character development based on Christian values
Field trip opportunities
Summer enrichment program
YDC is a results-oriented program with each student's annual improvement tracked and verified through assessment testing at the beginning and end of the school year. During the 2011-2012 school year, 94 percent of the students in grades 1 and 2 showed improvement in reading skills with 80 percent of the students showing 1 or more levels of improvement. Our students in grades 3 - 6 showed an average of 1.5 grade levels of improvement in reading skills and 1 grade level of improvement in math skills.