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:



(academic motivation, interest in learning, critical thinking)



with youth and adults



(assertiveness, action orientation, reflection, optimism)

Join Us

YDRC Fall Summit for Youth Development Professionals

09/26/2019 9:00 am - 09/26/2019 3:30 pm

Advancing Quality Together, Advocating for Youth Network Breakfast

09/27/2019 9:00 am - 09/27/2019 11:30 am

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.

164 Organizations

overall have participated in at least one networking event, professional development workshop or summit, or data cohort (Sept. 1, 2017 – Sept. 1, 2018)

123 organizations

have attended network meetings

90 organizations

have attended a YDRC professional development training or summit

22 organizations

have participated in Acting with Data