SUMMER YOUTH
DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY

JULY 9 TO AUGUST 3, 2018 • 8 A.M. - 1 P.M. • Cal State Dominguez Hills

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The overwhelming need for free positive summer programming for youth is impossible to ignore. The Summer YDA supports the positive development of under-resourced middle and high school students by linking them with mentor/role models, healthy activities, and a network of supportive peers.

 

The program focuses on developing 21st Century skills to help prepare students to be leaders in their schools, neighborhoods, and the community at large. The program is held on the campus of California State University Dominguez Hills, which affords students the opportunity to experience a beautiful college campus and inspiration for the opportunities it holds for their future.

MIDDLE SCHOOL
SUMMER YDA

Students entering grades 7-8 (Fall 2018) will participate in a 4-week session learning valuable leadership skills while engaged in fun athletics, swimming, STEM, and leadership-building activities. (Students entering Grade 6 do not qualify for our program.)

HIGH SCHOOL
SUMMER YDA

Students entering grades 9-12 (Fall 2018) will participate in a 4-week session exploring key leadership skills promoting advocacy and civic engagement. Athletics, swimming, and life/academic skills are also taught.

* Space is limited and attendance at each day of the assigned session is required.

WHAT'S NEXT...

APPLY TODAY

We will begin accepting applications for Summer YDA on March 5, 2018. All applications are due by Monday, June 18, 2018. Space is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis, so it is encouraged to submit your application earlier rather than later.

PARENT ORIENTATION

Parents, guardians and/or family members will be able to meet the YDA staff, hear about the program, ask questions and get a better idea of what to expect at the 2018 Summer Youth Development Academy.

HOW TO APPLY

Start an APPLICATION.
Click here to get started on an application. The application will take approximately 10-20 minutes to complete.

 

Start Application by inputting email address and creating a personal passcode. Please make a note of your passcode. You will receive an email confirming that an application has started. Please remember an application is complete when ALL steps have been completed.*

 

Step 2: Enter all PARENT INFORMATION.
We will need this to communicate with parents/guardians. This is how we inform you that your child was accepted into the program.

 

Step 2: Enter all STUDENT/PARTICIPANT INFORMATION.
Please be as specific and detailed as possible when answering questions.

 

Step 3: Complete the PARENT SURVEY.
This information is used to help us better serve you. All information is kept confidential.

 

Step 4: Read over entire DISCIPLINE POLICY AND CODE OF CONDUCT.
This policy will be strictly enforced. Parents/guardians must go over this page with their child to ensure understanding. Click box at bottom of the page to agree.

 

Step 5: Fill out FOOD PROGRAM SURVEY.
To assist our program with the costs for meals served to the children, we receive federal reimbursement funds through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). This reimbursement allows us to afford and offer better service to children. An e-signature is required.

 

Step 6: Edit and SUBMIT APPLICATION.
Once you’ve reached the end of the process, you are able to go back and edit any part of the application before submitting. Simply click on the desired step on the right side of the screen in the steps box. Once finished, click the button at the bottom of the page to SUBMIT APPLICATION to Sharefest. Your application must be submitted in order for us to enroll your child.

 

*Upon submitting your YDA application, you will receive a confirmation email stating that the application has been successfully submitted. If you do not receive an email please email yda@sharefestinc.org.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

GENERAL FAQS

Summer Youth Development Academy (YDA) is a camp focused on improving the quality of life of under-resourced youth in Los Angeles County through mentoring, leadership training, and personalized academic support.

Summer YDA consists of one 4-week session for both MIDDLE SCHOOL and HIGH SCHOOL students.

Middle School (4 weeks) – July 9-August 3 (For 7th & 8th grade students in the Fall of 2018)

High School (4 weeks) – July 9-August 3 (For 9th-12th grade students in the Fall of 2018)

2018 Summer YDA takes place on the campus of Cal State Dominguez Hills in Carson (CSUDH)

APPLICATION

​Your application is automatically saved. To resume working on your application, simply open up the webpage yda.sharefestinc.org.
You will hear from Sharefest no later than June 22 if your child has been accepted into the program. Remember, there are limited spots available; submitting an application does not guarantee acceptance.

​Yes. Please indicate that your child participated in the program last year on the application.

When you receive notification that your child is admitted to the program, you will also receive information about the specific session, including dates. Please respond to our acceptance email or your child will lose their spot.

MONEY

There is no cost to program participants.

Participants may bring a small amount of money to use during specific free times at the YDA snack bar. CSUDH vending machines are off limits to participants.

TRANSPORTATION

While early dismissals are handled on a case-by-case basis, please alert the YDA Director ahead of time in writing by sending a note with your child. Consistent early dismissals are discouraged.

Program participants are not allowed to ride their bicycles or skateboards while on campus of CSUDH. Sharefest will provide participants the opportunity to store up their bikes and skateboards once arrived.

We offer transportation. Please mark your request in the application. Space is limited.

MEDICAL

Please provide a written prescription for all medications needed by your child during YDA. YDA has designated staff to keep all medications in a secure location for administering at the proper time(s).

FOOD

A Sandwich, fruit, and a beverage is an example of a typical lunch menu that is served. Details on specifics will be made available when YDA begins.

Your child may bring a sack lunch, however please inform the YDA Director any time this occurs so our food count can be adjusted.

QUESTIONS?

Have a question about Summer YDA? We'd love to hear from you. Send us a message and we will respond as soon as possible.

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