Youth Development Initiatives, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit.
We exist to help disadvantaged, at-risk youth to stay in school, develop personal action plans,
serve their community, and learn the job-readiness skills necessary to compete in an ever-changing,
21st Century global marketplace.
We can continue to do this only through support from friends like you!
What Your Contribution Does
Your financial contribution helps instill a sense of hope and an attitude of belief
in a ninth-grader who is struggling in his core subject areas and can't find a reason to stay in school;
or in a 10th-grader seeking to fit-in and finds himself a recruitment target for gangs; or in the high school
11th grader who is not sure if she is on the right track to achieve her goal of earning admittance into a
four-year college; or the high school senior who does not want to go to college but never learned how to
construct a professional resume, how to stand-out in an interview, and how to keep a job once he's gotten one.
Your partnership with YDI helps improve the outlook for older youth ages 14-22 years old, giving them
the training and the skills necessary to successfully transition from adolescence to adulthood.
Please right now click on the "Donate" button below to make your contribution of any amount ($5 or greater).
Once you click "Donate", you will be taken to a *secure webpage where you can confirm your donation details and know
that your contribution will go directly to helping a youth in need.
*We use Google to process our transactions because they are a reliable & trusted name across the internet.
In their words...
When I first heard this message I saw my vision more clearly. I felt boosted and I felt I could do lots more. I learned so much and I feel more motivated.
Finding Your PLACE in Today’s World and Job Marketplace
YDI Overview for Website
School principals and a youth program director talk about the impact YDI life skills training materials had on their students. (4:16 min) View on YouTube
School teachers share how the in-service training challenged them on a personal level to be more effective with students. (1:46 min) View on YouTube