CCYD IS LIFTING YOUNG LIVES
Founded in 1974, CCYD’s mission is to integrate youth development, social services, health, arts and recreational services to improve the quality of life, strengthen family connections, increase employment opportunities and build healthy communities. With programs, services and partnerships with government agencies, other organizations and businesses throughout the Baltimore area, CCYD guides and encourages people to set realistic goals for themselves and helps them realize those goals.
Success is defined by program utilization and participation, academic achievement, HS Diplomas & GED attainment, acquiring developmental assets, obtaining employment credentials and entering the workforce. When CCYD programs address young people caught up in a delinquent life style, the goal is to treat those youth in the community and avoid costly out-of-home or institutional placements.
CCYD News & Developments
CCYD executive director Ivan Leshinsky was recently quoted in a Fortune magazine article highlighting the dearth of opportunities for juvenile …Read More
Maryland’s Department of Juvenile Services relies too much on detention and institutional placement The number of young people arrested and …Read More
Just because young people dig themselves a hole, doesn’t mean they can’t pull themselves out. Since 1974, The Chesapeake Center …Read More
Under the banner “Communities Raising Healthy Kids”, the 4th Annual Sowebo Landmark 5k took place Sunday, October 5th at 9 …Read More