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



2015 Bowling Event

Join South Baltimore Network and CCYD for a fun filled day of bowling, pizza, and fun! All proceeds benefit South …Read More

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EcoFest is a celebration of our earth and our community! It is a day filled with educational and fun activities …Read More

Posted in DITP

Harlem Park Clean-up | Project Clean Stream Weekend

Join CCYD and your neighbors as part of the state-wide Project Clean Stream Weekend! This is a family friendly opportunity to …Read More

Posted in DITP

CCYD Leading the Expansion of Docs in the Park (DITP)

CCYD Leading the Expansion of Docs in the Park (DITP)   CCYD is leading the expansion of Docs in the …Read More

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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