YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Sharefest was given the abandoned jail in the San Pedro Municipal Building to transform into our Youth Development Center (YDC). The YDC will be a safe place for youth to meet with mentors, gain leadership skills, find their voice and prepare for college and careers. Thousands of youth will enter these doors in the coming years.
The Youth Development Center impacts five essential areas for equipping future leaders to architect transformation:
Youth from diverse backgrounds build movements of understanding, friendship, and belonging in their community.
Youth collaborate and champion solutions for local community needs.
Youth learn and use innovative technology skills as preparation for workplace and community leadership.
Awakened youth voices advocate awareness of local issues and promote hope to their communities.
Learning opportunities and mentoring relationships prepare students to plan for and achieve their highest potential.
THE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CENTER WILL:
Increase graduation rates
Deliver trauma-informed mental health services
Develop pathways to college and careers
Cultivate strong community leaders
Offer state-of-the-art STEAM curriculum
Provide a safe space for learning and growth
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