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Families

Youth Development, Inc. (YDI), founded in 1971, is a nationally recognized family service organization that provides opportunities in early child education, mental and behavioral health, education, employment, job training, and homeless prevention. 

Our Programs

  • Program Type

  • Age Group

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Early Childhood Education

Home Visiting

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Early Childhood Education

Head Start

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Prevention, Intervention & Behavioral Health

Get Up Get Moving- Initiative

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Early Childhood Education

Extended Care

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Prevention, Intervention & Behavioral Health

Courts for Sports Program

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Prevention, Intervention & Behavioral Health

Dream Big Kennedy Middle School Program

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Prevention, Intervention & Behavioral Health

Independent Futures

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Education, Employment & Training

Young Minds Mentoring Initiative

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Prevention, Intervention & Behavioral Health

Reception, Assessment, Center (RAC) Services

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“YDI was very helpful in giving me the tools I needed to get my high school credential. They also worked with my schedule while I maintained a full time job. Thanks YDI!”

– Jonathon White, Adult High School Equivalency Program

“YDI has been amazing! Getting a good job without my GED was hard. Almost impossible. I was a single mother and didn’t know what to do. YDI worked with me to make sure I could work on my GED at my own pace. I did the adult program (Project Adelante) and then switched over to Youth Build. Youth Build has been so great! I am going to get the skills I need to get a good job when I am finished. I couldn’t have done it without you!”

– Irasema Madrid

 The staff at Neutral Corner are caring, compassionate, and understanding. Some of the people who go there are sometimes not happy about having to go there and Ive never seen the staff be rude, mean or pass judgement on anyone. Which I feel takes a hard situation and makes it a bit easier.”

– Jennifer Hatfield, Neutral Corner

Upcoming Events

Feb
12
Wed
Donation Drive @ YDI Wool Warehouse
Feb 12 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
May
22
Fri
Annual Golf Tournament @ UNM Golf Course
May 22 @ 7:00 am

Join us on May 22 for our annual golf tournament!

Location: University of New Mexico Golf Course (3601 University Blvd SE)

This is an amazing opportunity to help donate to the children, youth, and families in New Mexico and have some fun in the process!

More details to come as we get closer to the day of the event.

Registration and breakfast will begin at 7am
The tournament will start at 8am

Single Team entry will be $600

If you are interested in sponsoring the event, please contact Manuel Casias for sponsor-specific information.