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


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Shaping Minds, Changing Lives, Growing Youth!


To provide youth with safe, structured, and supervised activities that will allow for healthy emotional, cognitive and academic development, and career/workforce training regardless of race, class, or creed. In addition, help those individuals reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible individuals in today's society.


Youth Development Center of America (YDCA) is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt non-profit organization, located in Calumet City, IL, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for youth. We provide programs for youth boys and girls in highly diverse communities. We offer programs directly in response to the growing number of young people that are either falling through the cracks at school or are already entangled with the court system. We strive to teach our youth a sense of professionalism that is needed to become successful model citizens.


YDCA's primary goal is to encourage entrepreneurship, reduce crime, promote health; social, educational, and character development for adolescent boys and girls, by self-esteem building programs, inward values, career building, educational opportunities and self development. As a result, children will be able to develop social skills, academic skills and athletic ability, providing them with more opportunities to succeed in promising careers and in life.


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