Our Youth Education and Development
Program (YEDP) serves more than 150 at-risk youth in the Canal community.
Our holistic approach addresses students' academic, personal, and social
needs. Our YEDP activities form a continuum to support youth from toddlerhood
all the way through college graduation. We serve students in
Middle and High
school, as well as College.
“I did enjoy seeing the great progress the students made in the summer writing program. As I came only once a week, I was amazed at what they had accomplished from one week to the next. It was such a great way to start the project having the students walk round their own neighborhood and make observations about the environment.
I watched as they learned how to do research, and then use their research to integrate into their reports. Then, it was such fun to see the short videos that they had narrated. They learned so many skills."
Eileen, Volunteer with our Youth Educational Development Program
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