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Our Programs

YDCA / Our Programs

Program Snapshot

Solomon's Man Cave™ (young men ages 12-19)

Solomon’s Man Cave™, is a program that runs during the Fall/Spring school year. It offers mentoring, leadership, guidance and peer to mentor discussions for high school young men ages 14-19. This program offers young men with the tools needed to learn how to manage stress, and peer pressure, as well as allows them the ability to empty unwanted suppressed thoughts by talking to peers and mentors who can relate and understand while also providing solutions and resources needed to succeed.

Stop the Crime Basketball Tournament (ages 14-19)

This is a Spring basketball tournament event that runs between 3 to 5 weeks.* This program bridges the gap between youth and law enforcement by building trust, and the tools needed to grow effective leaders. If you’re interested in becoming a vendor or would love to speak during one of our half-time games contact us for more information.

*dates depend on gym availability

Community Builders (ages 14-19)

Community Builders is a program that runs during early Fall that focuses on our three “Keys to Success: that include; academic success, career readiness, financial literacy and community service. This detailed program covers the fundamentals that help build successful individuals by providing the tools that help develop a more productive community. After the completion of this program selected individuals will receive an academic scholarship.

Invest Like The Pros Athletic Club (ages 15 and up)

Invest Like the Pros Athletic Club is a program that runs between 4 to 6 weeks in the Summer that focuses on; financial literacy and athletic training. This program was designed to build athletes into effective, efficient financially sound leaders.

Our Focus

The world we live in can be challenging at times. With the fatherless rate going up it often elevates those challenges which, often times, can cause destructive behaviors. By providing healthy mentoring and guidance everyday challenges can be resolved by structural solutions. Whether a young lady just needs a female role model to talk to that can relate to her concerns and challenges or if a young man is 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 their future.

We build alliances with public officials, businesses and other nonprofit organizations to build trust and serve youth and families in our community.

Our Programs

  • Solomon’s Man Cave™
  • Stop the Crime Basketball Tournament
  • Community Builders
  • Invest Like the Pros Athletic Club

Interested In Enrolling?

If you’re interested in enrolling your child or yourself in one of our programs please feel free to contact us and one of our team members will contact you.

info@chicagoydca.org