Youth Development Center

  • Location

    Houston’s Fifth Ward
    Houston, Texas

  • Cost

    $2 million

  • Architect

    PlanNorth Architects

Located in Houston’s Fifth Ward, Youth Development Center (YDC) provides after-school programs focused on academic intervention for elementary students. YDC’s current facility is able to serve 66 students and is at capacity. The new facility, which will almost double the number of students the center is able to serve, will also feature a secure recreational facility, kitchen facilities for preparing hot meals, improved restroom facilities, a larger common space, private areas for counseling and a library. These new facilities will not only improve services to the after-school programs, but will also open up additional services to adult literacy, parenting and health classes during the school day.