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The mission of Youth Professional Development is to advocate for and provide educational and professional development that equip our youth to thrive and achieve self-sufficiency .
Youth Professional Development, Inc. is a 501C(3) non-profit organization that provides intervention and prevention services for teenagers. For 30 years, YPD has provided services to more than 4,000 teens in Prince George's County, Maryland.
YPD mentors and empowers teens through access to educational and career resources, foundational employment skills, financial literacy, promoting healthy lifestyles and healthier families. One of YPD's flagship programs is the 6-week Summer Work Program. The Job Development and Work Experience Program exposes participants to skills and technology that will propel them academically and professionally. Moreover, the program exposes teens to career professionals to help explore and discover their full potential.
YPD's mission is to prepare our youth to for a future of self-sufficiency and becoming productive citizens. Through the years, YPD's program has successfully changed the trajectory of the lives of participants and future generations. YPD has done this by meeting our young people where they are, transforming lives to decrease welfare dependency, while also increasing their ability to secure sustainable employment.
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