What We Do

Developing K.I.D.S. provides high-quality youth development activities year round for ages 5-18, also supporting alumni in their transition into adulthood. We provide both youth and family programs. 

 Our programs are intended to build up at- risk youth through programs that encourage and educate them through learning and relationship building. All programs are offered at no cost to participants and families.


Our Programs:

  • Prevention/Youth Development Program: positive youth development workshops and activities offered through the week and some weekends
  • Family Management Program: family night activities, resources, case management services and counseling
  • Community Support Program: special projects and activities for all to attend, such as Grief, Loss & Trauma offered on the 4th Tuesday of each month for youth and their families.  We also conduct Skill-building Summits for youth and young adults throughout the year.


    We provide after-school programming in community locations and 3 schools.  The days and times vary with the location.  We serve youth between the ages of 5-18 in afterschool programs.

    Our afterschool programs include grief and trauma workshops for youth, stem workshops, relationship building, mindfulness for youth, art expression and so much more. 

    Developing K.I.D.S. alumni that have matriculated through the program continue to receive support through the form of counseling, mentoring, college care packages, paid project opportunities, job readiness, summer employment and resource referrals. We even recently hosted a youth entrepreneurship vendor fair in support of our alumni and youth who are entrepreneurs.

    The 6-week summer program at our headquarters is facilitated from July through August,  Monday through Thursday, from 9a.m.-5p.m. Registration fills quickly! We also offer summer jobs for teens. We facilitate summer programs at locations that vary each summer.


Developing K.I.D.S. Youth Advisory Council