Advancing Quality Together. Advocating for Youth.
The Youth Development Resource Center (YDRC) supports youth development providers in Detroit.
We work with hundreds of providers across Detroit – large and small with a range of program offerings — to strengthen their individual and collective impact on youth.
The YDRC focuses on empowering youth development providers that fill opportunity gaps in youth’s access to quality learning experiences — expanding the time, places, and ways in which youth learn and grow. Young people find and ignite their passions, get connected to caring adults, and are more likely to become lifelong learners with skills for success.
Through participation in Detroit youth development programs, youth improved their skills for:
(relationships with peers and adults)
(academic motivation, interest in learning, critical thinking, school bonding)
(perseverance, assertiveness, action orientation, reflection, optimism, empathy, trust, emotion control)
YDRC’s Network Is Growing
Our network includes hundreds of providers that are lifting up the benefits of youth development programming to improve youth outcomes.
overall have participated in at least one networking event, professional development workshop or summit, or data cohort (Sept. 1, 2021 – Sept. 1, 2022)
have attended a YDRC professional development training or summit
have attended network meetings
have completed a professional learning community
PROMOTE YOUR PROGRAMS
YDRC launched Discover Your Spark to highlight the importance of year-round, out-of-school-time resources and help parents and caregivers connect to local programs. Through DiscoverYourSpark.org and its summer companion effort SummerSparkSEM.org, parents can search for afterschool and summer programs across Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties. Email email@example.com to be added to the Program Finder!
Please share DiscoverYourSpark.org and this flyer with parents looking for quality youth programs.
Discover Your Spark is promoted to families in Detroit thanks to generous support from the United Way for Southeastern Michigan and The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation.