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YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CENTER

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CENTER

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INSPIRE. EQUIP. GUIDE.

25+ years of brightening the futures of our children.

 

Youth Development Center (YDC) is a non-profit organization providing an after school academic program for at-risk students in grades 1–6 in Houston’s Greater Fifth Ward. YDC is licensed through the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Our program is provided free of charge to our students.

YDC meets Monday through Thursday of the academic year. Our program provides the following for our students:

  • Results-oriented academic development with classrooms supervised by certified teachers

  • Leadership training and character development based on Christian values

  • Nutritious hot meals

  • Transportation from selected campuses to YDC and home at the
    end of the day (within 5-mile radius of YDC campus)

  • Field trip opportunities during the school year

  • Summer enrichment program

 
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JASON SKAER

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

jskaer@ydc.org

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RHONDA MAYS

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

rmays@ydc.org

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BRENDA RAMIREZ

ENRICHMENT DIRECTOR

bramirez@ydc.org

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KRYSTAL WILSON

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

kwilson@ydc.org

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GREG PULSCHER
DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

gpulscher@ydc.org

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

CHAIRMAN
JENNIFER WHITLEY*
BRACEWELL LLP

SECRETARY
PATRICE MCKINNEY*
THE LANIER LAW FIRM

KRISTEN BARLEY
SUSAN G. KOMEN BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION

ANDREW BROWNING
CROSSTIMBERS CAPITAL

HARVEY D. DAVIS, JR
IMPACT HOUSTON

RICHARD FLOWERS
THE EVENT COMPANY
MELISSA FORDYCE
COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER

CRAIG FRIOU
ENCAP INVESTMENTS L. P.

KURT KELLER
EMEX, LLC

DOUGLAS N. KELLY, P.E.
KBR

FLORENCIO MATA, JR
GEOTREND EXPLORATION, LLC

CHUCK YATES*
COMMUNITY INVESTOR

*Members of Executive Committee