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  • P.O. Box 1976 | Calumet City, IL 60409
  • 312-809-9322
  • P.O. Box 1976 | Calumet City, IL 60409
  • 312-809-9322

YDCA YOUNG MEN WITH PURPOSE

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YOUNG MEN WITH PURPOSE

OUR GOALS

Peer/Mentor Support

Providing outlets that aid in crime prevention, self-control and self-esteem

Climbing Up The Ladder To Success

Providing the resources, education and support needed to succeed in school, the community and beyond.

A Place Where Young Men Have A Voice

Providing non-judgemental views by having an Open Ear policy, where we listen and provide solutions needed to succeed.

The world we live in can be challenging at times. And with the fatherless rate going up it often elevates those challenges, which often times can cause destructive behaviors. By providing healthy mentorship and guidance everyday challenges can be resolved by structural solutions. Whether a boy just needs a male figure to talk to that can relate to his concerns or if he’s in need of the tools that will teach him self control, and how to avoid going to jail and getting lost in the system, we offer solutions that will shape his future.

This program is designed to challenge, build and educate our male youth by providing a safe, healthy and supportive family environment. This program is both engaging and encouraging and was created to minimize crime and build self esteem. Young boys/men learn how to open up about suppressed feelings with educated, successful mentors, which helps eliminate anger and violence. Young boys/men also learn how to handle everyday life issues in a more positive way.

Solomon’s Man Cave ℠ (for boys and young men ages 12 to 22)

Every man needs a safe haven, they call it the “Man Cave”. Every month we have open gym and mentor leaders come together to provide guidance and support to young men by conducting open panel discussions. This is a great way for young boys to gain insight from their peers and mentors, and allows them the ability to empty unwanted suppressed thoughts by talking to people that can relate and understand, and are able to provide solutions and resources needed to succeed.

YDCA programs

LADIES EMPOWERMENT TRAINING

It is so important to educate our young women on health safety as well

COMMUNITY BUILDERS

This program focuses on our four "Keys to Success" that include; mento