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


A Garden Grows in Brooklyn, Maryland, that is…

This is our story   How does a Food Desert happen? Does it happen because an area that used to …Read More

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27th Annual Bowl-a-Thon

Event Moves to Southdale Lanes this Year   We’re planning to make this year’s Bowl-a-Thon both a reunion of sorts …Read More

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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

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Rediscovering Me Clubhouse Open House

Come to the Rediscovering Me Clubhouse on October 21st, November 18th, or December 16th from 4:30 – 7pm to meet …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