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The Community Youth Development program offers a Youth Leadership Development program that works with youth from the 75216 and 75217 zip codes. Juvenile arrest rates rank among the highest in the state in these zip codes.

Youth in these communities often deal with poverty, limited options, and low graduation rates. The Leadership Development program inspires youth to become change agents within their local communities. Students take charge of and support many community initiatives.

The Community Council provides after-school leadership and enrichment activities for more than 2,000 youth per year. Through Community Youth Development program actively promoting healthier lifestyles for children and access to benefits programs.

The Dallas Commission on Children and Youth addresses solutions for youth issues, including reducing truancy and dropout rates.

About Community Youth Development

The Texas Legislature initiated the Dallas Community Youth Development (CYD) program, originally named Project 75216, in 1995. At that time, Dallas Oak Cliff zip code 75216 had ranked the highest rates of juvenile crime in Texas. Community Youth Development provides prevention programs to alleviate family and community conditions that lead to juvenile crime. Community-based resources and staff provide options that promote a legacy for young people and support positive character development, self-esteem and pride.

Managing Youth services by the numbers!

972

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

471

YOUTH SERVICES

119

GRADUATES

75

+YEARS

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