A Lifetime Opportunity

Check out our new video Central Youth Development – Developing Youth and Making Bright Futures above. It showcases the Central Youth Development (CYD) program and the amazing educational opportunities we are providing to students in Seattle and Seattle Public Schools. The CYD program connected students with a once-in-a-lifetime college tour through southern Califonia.

Garfield High School - Central Youth Development
Garfield High School where Central Youth Development connects to students

By partnering with our friends at Y-Scholars at Garfield High School through Meredith Mathews East Madison YMCA, our CYD program was able to expand the impact of the trip and better educate youth on their futures in a university.

Summer University

Partnering with Y-Scholars and the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle the 12 students each participated in a 6-week summer course called Summer University. This course taught them the skills they need to succeed in taking the SAT, preparing for college, applying for college, and performing in college. The students showcased in the video above were grateful to have this support and education that helped them get ready for college.

What’s Next for Central Youth Development?

The Central Youth Development program is doing great things in Seattle. We’ll be working with the CYD team to capture some of the great opportunities they’re creating with Youth every day across Seattle. Keep an eye out for more videos and stories and make sure you don’t miss out by signing up for our newsletter here.

Want to Connect to CYD?

If you have a student in the Seattle Public School district and want an opportunity to learn more about Central Youth Development, reach out to us on our Contact Us Form. We’ll pass your inquiry onto Rob Jones and his team to help you connect to the great programs available through THS and the CYD Program.

You can learn more about our other Youth Programs here. If your child or a child you know needs help, we provide youth substance use and mental health services at our Youth and Family Services branch in Seattle and our Youth and Families Services branch in Everett. Visit our Get Help form here to connect to a clinician that will help you get your child the services they need.

Support Our Youth Programs
Please help us create new futures and develop youth as they prepare for adulthood. Help by donating today. Your support will go toward providing Enhanced Recovery Supports, these supports go beyond our programs to provide extras like helping students pay for the SAT, providing personal care items for homeless youth, or providing new clothing for a young person’s job interview. Anything our programs don’t cover, but our patients need to succeed.