Center For Youth Development Through Law Overview
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Geographic areas served: Richmond, Berkeley, and Oakland, California
Programs: We provide disadvantaged East Bay young people with a full-time summer program that includes legal and life skills instruction on the UC Berkeley campus, instruction in conflict resolution and communication skills, and paid, full-time professional internships. Throughout the year, we provide one-on-one mentoring and career and educational support activities to young people who have previously completed our summer program.
Our mission is to inspire and help prepare disadvantaged young people to:
- Succeed in higher education
- Achieve productive, fulfilling careers and lives
- Understand our system of government and law, and
Participate meaningfully in community life
100% of our program participants have graduated from high school, and 90% have pursued higher education.
Some remarks by program graduates:
“This program changed my life!”
“Because of this program, I realize I am someone.”
“This program showed me how, if I put my mind, body, and soul into something, I can get anything accomplished.”