CCYD - Lifting Young Lives, Helping at-risk youth succeed

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.


Defining Success:

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 & Events



CCYD’s Expanding Role in Anne Arundel County

In this day and age, successful organizations endure thoughtful strategic review regularly to re-examine their mission and purpose. The young …Read More

Posted in Publicity
SoWeBo Landmark 5k on October 5th, 2014

Sowebo Landmark 5k to Start in Historic Union Square

  6th Annual Neighborhood Event Tackles Childhood Obesity, Encourages Outdoor Activity for All   Baltimore, Maryland: The 6th Annual SOWEBO …Read More

Posted in Fundraisers, Publicity

Healthy Food Fundraiser

  Join us on Sunday, May 15th from noon until 10pm at The Arthouse for our Healthy Food Fundraiser! Partnering …Read More

Posted in Fundraisers
CCYD Community Day 2016

FREE CCYD Community Day

Communities getting healthy together! Activities Include: Free prizes and gifts, refreshments, music and entertainment, an obstacle course, and fun games like …Read More

Posted in DITP, Publicity


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The Chesapeake Center for Youth Development

301 East Patapsco Avenue
Baltimore Maryland 21225

Tel: 410-355-4698 • Fax: 410-354-8160